Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

Gatherings from the Internet

27/02/2013
by barenose
0 comments

America Never Really Ended Slavery

These numbers are unprecedented in the history of human beings on the planet earth. There are more black men under the control of the criminal justice system than there were in slavery in 1850, 10 years before the civil war. African Americans continue to occupy the base of the social and economic pyramid. You can see them lined up outside of the criminal courts in every state in the country. You can go into those courtrooms and watch them processed as though they are on a conveyor belt into the prison system, or to the clerks office to be stripped of their meager wealth by imposition of fines and surcharges and sent to perform unpaid labor called “community service.” What has changed? Continue reading

error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

LinkedIn
LinkedIn
Share