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Briefly discuss the disproportional rates of incarceration that contribute to health disparties among Africian American males.

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Hi and thank you for using BrainMass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular problem, you are being asked to discuss a rather complex issue. This means that you have to plan out what you need to say. I suggest this outline:

1. African-American male incarceration rates
2. How it contributes to health disparities
3. References (here, you will list the citation sources)

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On African-American Incarceration Rates

Schnittker, Uggen and Massoglia (2011) propose that, while African-Americans as an ethnic group suffer from health issues much worse than other incarcerated individuals, they attest that, because of the disproportionate number of incarcerated African-American males, which is around 40% of the ...

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