Eberhardt concludes, “Our research shows that numbers don’t always speak for themselves. Reducing inequality takes more than simply presenting people with evidence of extreme inequality.”
I'd like to read an in depth interview with this Eberhardt to fully understand what he means by reducing inequality and his recommended solutions for doing so. Maybe run some possibilities by him and get his reaction.
For example, what if we limited the percentage of black criminals in the prisons to the same percentage that they are in the population at large. Say 13%. These slots in the prison are reserved for the harshest black offenders. So if you have too many, then the overflow simply get pardoned as "not meeting imprisonment criteria" and released back into society until more slots open up. A FIFO queue could also work.
Likewise, the other 80%+ are reserved for whites, latinos, etc. Same rules. Obviously, the whites will have to make up the much greater number of slots by going to prison for lower and lower offenses until the cells max out before the criteria pardoning happens. And the FIFO queue is also much, much longer. But who cares, right?
You think this Eberhardt would go for this plan? A nice two tier system that forced to conform to his numerical sense of equality?