Responses to Race Differences in Crime
Levin (Michael)
Source: Boxill - Race and Racism - Oxford Readings
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  1. One out of four black males has spent time in jail for a felony. Blacks are on average about ten times more likely to be violent offenders than are whites.
  2. I argue that these statistics make it rational to be apprehensive about blacks. From a moral point of view it is permissible to seek to avoid them in many circumstances.
  3. The state is also entitled to use race-conscious screening of potential offenders. Arguments that this approach is "racist" are shown also to imply that affirmative action is "racist."

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