Dropping Out of High School Equals Jailtime…

- By Bossip Staff

A new study has revealed that the number of high school dropouts who are serving time is increasing.

Nearly one in four young, black, male high school dropouts are incarcerated or institutionalized on an average day. A new study by Northwestern University shows that about one in every 10 young male high school dropouts is in jail or juvenile detention, compared with the slim one in 35 young male high school graduates.

The study used census reports based on the employment, workplace, parenting and criminal justice experiences of young high school dropouts in order to show the true cause and effect of the issue. With the dropout rate rising, it’s increasing the already high numbered prison population across the country, which is one of the costliest issues America faces.

The study shows us that each American pays a cost when a young person doesn’t get their diploma and drops out of school.

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  • Alrighty Then...

    I always say that stupidity should be against the law… I guess in a round about way, it is.

  • The fwesh pwince™

    Especially in the deep south.

  • Hannibal

    WHITES DON’T DROP OUT OF SCHOOL, THEY ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THEIR FUTURES

  • http://deleted Hmmm...

    Smh.
    Thats Sad.

  • http://bossip shelia

    STAY IN SCHOOL. GET AN EDUCATION BECAUSE IT IS YOUR ONLY WAY TO A BETTER LIFE.

  • Symone

    These young people need parents or some other adult figures (legal guardians/caregivers) for love, guidance and discipline.

    Stay in school, and get your education!!

  • resurrected

    No not wanting to be informed about anything else in life but street, drugs and azz leads to the jailhouse… When will people learn that it is what you put in front of you that will define your future… I tell you getting a black man to want to learn and to do something different out side of his hood is the hardest job in life and the same for some of the chickenheads as well…

  • resurrected

    Hannibal

    Why do you make comments like that when you can see that there are plenty of intelligent black people on here as well… You said that you are mixed right, so do you think it would make your parents feel good reading some of your comments?

  • Hannibal

    @RESURRECTED

    INTELLIGENT BLACK PEOPLE? DIDN’T THINK THEY EXISTED…

  • resurrected

    Well sweetie I exist and what about your black to semi black parent don’t they exist and further more who would waste there time talking to people who you deem un-intelligent but another un-intelligent type of person… Correct me if I am wrong….

  • Hannibal

    @RESURRECTED

    THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION, LET ME THINK ABOUT THAT…

  • tanya

    @hannibal

    please do…..think real long and hard because no body should be hating just congradulating…. thats whats wrong with most people today, they put people down instead of bringing them up.

  • L Dopa

    The number of comments clearly shows that SOME people like to remain ignorant… Ignorance is BLISS remember…

  • Hannibal

    @TANYA

    YOU ARE RIGHT!

  • MR.. Credible Virility

    Ignorance is shown on a daily basis… People Like Hannibal prove it with their own shortsightedness. Just because its a study does not and can not conclude that this is the status quo. The one thing we can conclude from this study is that dropping compounded with today’s issues facing are young brothers will lead to incarceration. So to hear comments (Hannibal

    WHITES DON’T DROP OUT OF SCHOOL, THEY ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THEIR FUTURES)

    Is not only mis leading but untrue…… FACTS WHITES MAKE UP BETWEEN 75-85 % OF THE US Hannibal

    WHITES DON’T DROP OUT OF SCHOOL, THEY ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THEIR FUTURES)

    IS NOT ONLY FICTIONAL, BUT ONE OF THE MOST RIDICOLOUS STATEMENTS MADE BY THIS CLOWN.

    FACT: WHITES make up between 75-85 % of the US Population. Why is this revelant because you have more people to cover up all F—— UP SH*& that you all do together as a community. Where as OUR( AFRICAN AMERICAN)people do not have that luxury so despite all of the advances that we make we dont have enough people (RIGHT NOW) to cover up for the DUMB SH*& that we do. PLUS it does not help that MEDIA since its existence has sought to divide , destroy and conquer the African American Community. So, why should we be suprised when a study like this is done????

    How about these great Instituions of Higher Learning do a study on the Connection of DEBT a College Student incurs because of the many bogus relationships and underhand dealings with Credit Card Companies and Loan Companies? Why is Discover allowed to set up shop on a Campus to sign young college students up only to get them into debt?

    So Hannibal in Conclusion to your DUMB STATEMENT … WHITE KIDS DROP of highschool too and they go to jail. The only difference is there is no Study being done on it!

    OUT

  • The fwesh pwince™

    @ H2O ***THE WATER BOY***

    You’re from the deep south?

  • Hannibal

    @MR.. Credible Virility

    DAMN, I MUST HAVE REALLY PISSED U OFF SINCE U WENT INTO STATISTICS AND SHIT…

  • MR.. Credible Virility

    Numbers bring things into perspective…. And know you didnt make me mad. You dont fight ignorance with anger …. You fight ignorance with sound educated knowledge and provide facts to back up your opinion. Im not mad at you for comments you are entitled to them. But, the fact of the matter is… IGNORANCE is not reduced to a RACE or COLOR…. Ignorance is COLOR BLIND.

  • Hannibal

    I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND

  • Atl_Finest

    Gee……I hope they didn’t spend too much money on this study. Any nicca in da hood could have gave the university that info.

  • H2O ***THE WATER BOY***

    Texas to be exact…but your grand parents from the South right?

  • H2O ***THE WATER BOY***

    But why is everone from up North coming down South all of a sudden?

    Wanting their kids to go to these Historic Black colleges. With the exeption of Howard there aren’t mant up there.

  • H2O ***THE WATER BOY***

    See his shallow azz got quite

  • MissBlaze44

    @ MR.. Credible Virility

    After working at the Anti-Defamation League here in NY, I can tell you that not only have the “skinheads” gone to school, most ACTUALLY HAVE DECENT JOBS in Corp. America. That’s why I always say; “I don’t trust no bald-headed white man with tattoos”.

    They call themselves the ARYAN NATION now,(not sure of spelling), but they’re in the MILITARY, CORP. AMERICA, etc.

    Just an observation…

  • Soul Ese

    How do whites make up 75-85% of the population? That would mean that at the most only 25% of the US population is of some other ethnicity. Don’t know about you, but our goal of becoming the majority population in the US by 2050 is well underway and wouldn’t be possible if those numbers were correct…

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