Thursday, December 12, 2019

Tag: Mass incarceration black communities

Black Incarceration Rates Are Dropping While White...

Criminal justice observers are making note of a trend in incarceration that goes against conventional wisdom and deserves attention. The rates of Black incarceration...

Watch: Young Woman Presents Provocative Argument for...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgoaC7SKWac&feature=youtu.be A conscious and pro-Black YouTuber makes the case for polygamous relationships in a video from last December. YouTuber Goddess Aayanna starts the video defining what...

Report: Local Jails Now Profiting from Warehousing...

The U.S. locks up more people than any other country in the world. A nation that represents just under 5 percent of the world's...

The Unfortunate Crack in Prison Reform: Where...

When President Barack Obama came into office, he had an ambitious and broad agenda, which included many changes, such as prison reform. However, Obama...

In States Where Marijuana Has Been Legalized,...

Some people think legalizing marijuana might slow down the numbers of Black men who are arrested, since they are often incarcerated on drug charges....

U.S. Government to Declare ‘War on Drugs’...

The United States government will admit that its War on Drugs has failed and will move to decriminalize drugs, according to news reports. Mashable published...

Mass Incarceration Worsens Black Unemployment Rate, Creates...

An article by Washington Post reporter Jeff Guo says mass incarceration affects the unemployment rate and actually makes the numbers look better than they...

Now That Complexion of Addicts Has Changed...

These days, the so-called “war on drugs” has taken a dramatic turn, with a shift away from treating substance abuse as a criminal issue,...

As President Obama Recognizes Black History Month,...

As the nation celebrates Black History Month, America has much work to do, and a long way to go in doing right by Black...

Life Sentences Destroy Black Families and Communities:...

“Mass incarceration” is quite the buzzword these days, as a growing number of Americans are behind bars or have a loved one who is...

Instruments of Torture: Since Slavery, White Supremacy...

A recent report by The Guardian found that Black men are the most common targets of police use of deadly force, and are nine...

Perfectly Legal: From Slave Codes to Tamir...

What is to be done when the law is the crime being committed?  Let it marinate for a minute. If there is a positive outcome...

Land of the Free? Innocent Black Men...

Black men are still treated like slaves—over-policed, over-monitored, criminalized and punished for offenses they did not commit, or crimes that are not offenses when...

Obama ‘Bans the Box’ and Gives Ex-Offenders...

President Obama announced his decision to direct federal agencies to “ban the box”—the questions on government job applications that ask prospective employees about their...

The Beginning of the End of the...

  The war on drugs is a human rights violation and drugs must be decriminalized, according to a United Nations office.  This could mark the...

Fifty Years After Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s ‘The...

Fifty years ago, the late-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report, “The Negro Family,” helped pave the way for America’s mass incarceration boom, resulting in a...

If African Americans Are Refugees In America,...

Should African Americans qualify as refugees?  And if so, where would we go?  In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Aha Jorjani—an immigration defense...

America Is Ripe for Reform as Congress...

American mass incarceration has been a bipartisan effort, brought on by the war on drugs and has bee  particularly harmful to the Black community....

President Obama’s Review of Solitary Confinement Signals Possible...

As a part of his new push for reform and an overhaul of the criminal justice system, President Obama has taken an interest in...

President Obama Becomes the First Siting President...

President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit a prison when he toured El Reno federal prison outside Oklahoma City on July...

President Obama Wants to End Mass Incarceration,...

Nearing the end of his term in office, President Obama is focusing on the problems facing the U.S. criminal justice system, and more generally...