View Post

The Future of Race in America – Michelle Alexander

Date: April 5, 2016 | Categories: Structural Racism, Video All, Videos,

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 …


View Post

We Need to Talk About an Injustice – Bryan Stevenson

Date: March 15, 2016 | Categories: Structural Racism, Video All, Videos,

Source: TED.COM In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country’s black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which …