The Future of Race in America – Michelle Alexander

Source: TED.COM Michelle Alexander posits that mass incarceration perpetuates a racial caste system in the United States. After the Civil Rights Movement, a “wave of punitive” legislation swept across the nation, targeting Black and Brown communities. Of her arguments, the most compelling point underlines how mass incarceration disenfranchises criminals – even after they have served their sentences. For instance, convicted felons are subjected … Read more The Future of Race in America – Michelle Alexander

The police beating that opened America’s eyes to Jim Crow’s brutality

Source: The Conversation On the evening of February 12, 1946, Isaac Woodard, a 26-year-old black Army veteran, boarded a bus in Augusta, Georgia. Earlier that day, he’d been honorably discharged, and he was heading to Winnsboro, South Carolina to reunite with his wife. The bus driver made a stop en route. When Woodard asked if he had time to use … Read more The police beating that opened America’s eyes to Jim Crow’s brutality