Unformatted text preview: However, the breakdown by race is a little bit more similar. For Native Americans and Asians, there is only a slight discrepancy between the statistics of America (0.8% Native Americans, 2.8% Asians) and those for the American inmates (1.8% Native Americans, 1.6% Asians). However, there was a slighter difference in the gap between whites, black and Hispanics. While the percentages for the inmates were slightly more evenly distributed (56.4% white, 40.2% black, 31.8% Hispanics) than those for the United States populations (75.6% white, 11.7% black, 9% Hispanic), they are still much closer than the gap between genders. UNITED STATES POPULATION PERCENTAGES White: (75.6%) Black: (11.7%) Male: 48.6% Hispanic: (9.0%) Female: 52.4% Asian: (2.8%) Native Am./Other: (0.8%) INMATES POPULATION PERCENTAGES White: (56.4%) Black: (40.2%) Male: (93.3%) Hispanic: (31.8%) Female: 6.7%) Asian: (1.6%) Native American: (1.8%)...
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- Fall '07
- Sociology, Hispanic and Latino Americans, prison population, welfare assistance programs