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The New Jim Crow/ The Drug War/ Mass Incarceration of Blacks!

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    Michelle Alexander | January 7, 2011 The New Jim Crow/ The Drug War/ Mass Incarceration of Blacks! More than two million African Americans are currently under
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      Michelle Alexander | January 7, 2011
      The New Jim Crow/ The Drug War/ Mass Incarceration of Blacks!
      More than two million African Americans are currently under the control of the criminal-justice system -- in prison or jail, on probation or parole. During the past few decades, millions more have cycled in and out of the system; indeed, nearly 70 percent of people released from prison are re-arrested within three years. Most people appreciate that millions of African Americans were locked into a second-class status during slavery and Jim Crow, and that these earlier systems of racial control created a legacy of political, social, and economic inequality that our nation is still struggling to overcome. Relatively few, however, seem to appreciate that millions of African Americans are subject to a new system of control -- mass incarceration -- which also has a devastating effect on families and communities.

      "In this brave new world, punishment for the original offense is no longer enough; one's debt to society is never paid."
      The official explanation for this is crime rates. Our prison population increased sevenfold in less than 30 years, going from about 300,000 to more than 2 million, supposedly due to rising crime in poor communities of color.
      <http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/NewJi> C-SPAN Video : A Must See!!
      <http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=the_new_jim_crow>
       
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