Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sharing and article June 10, 2015

This is worth a read and thoughts:

The War on Thugs

How propaganda fuels our prison problem

By Jason Stanley

“In 1980, there were 500,000 Americans in prison or jail. By 2013, there were more than 2.3 million. The explosion in incarceration has fallen disproportionately on the descendants of slaves. White Americans are 77 percent of the U.S. population, and black Americans 13 percent. Yet more blacks are incarcerated than whites. There has scarcely been a time in history when one group has composed so much of the world’s prison population; black Americans may only be 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they are 9 percent of the world’s prison population.”

Keeps this conversation going because it is an education problem.


Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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