Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Criminalization of Black Existence...

I've been asked many times about the number of black Americans in prison. This is almost always brought up to imply, if not say outright, that black people are more criminal than whites and are therefore responsible for their own poverty as a result.

The recent release in Dallas, of three more wrongfully incarcerated men from prison, is rarely seen as evidence that there is something wrong with the criminal justice system. But Michelle Alexander, author of the book 'The New Jim Crow', tells us that there is much more wrong than we realize. Call it 'the criminalization of black existence'.

It's a message we need to hear...

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