Black People Politics : Is There Any Issue More Important Than Fighting Against Mass Incarceration?

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  1. IFE

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    Please explain mass indoctrination as related to the Prison Industrial complex.
    Are you speaking of the prisoners as being mass indoctrinated or those that inprison, or the masses that don't know what to do about the PIC.
     
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    1994 crime bill haunts Clinton and Sanders as criminal justice reform rises to top in Democratic contest

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    Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton participate in a PBS debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Hillary Clinton’s role in a two-decade-old crime bill has emerged as a major point of criticism among supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, who say the legislation accelerated the racial disparities that are at the heart of the movement by young black activists demanding criminal justice reform.

    But Sanders was not an innocent bystander, Clinton supporters argue, noting he voted for the bill that is now widely criticized for having pushed the nation's prison population to more than 6.8 million in 2014, up from 5.5 million in 1996, according to federal statistics.

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    1994 crime bill haunts Clinton and Sanders as criminal justice reform rises to top in Democratic contest

    The tough crime measures adopted two decades ago are cited as having fueled the racial disparities in the criminal justice sytem.
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    yea that is there answer... check out agenda 21
     
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    I'm re-noticing your topic as I've been creating the same type of topics. I replied to your topic also. Second only to police shootings or maybe first there is no other important issue than mass incarceration.

    I think where we are getting it wrong is believing the topic of mass incarceration, private prisons and slave labor are connected to the prisoners education and such.

    The issue is prison Slavery.
     
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    Where Do We Go from Here? Mass Incarceration and the Struggle for Civil Rights

    On the surface, crime and punishment appear to be unsophisticated matters. After all, if someone takes part in a crime, then shouldn’t he or she have to suffer the consequences? But dig deeper and it is clear that crime and punishment are multidimensional problems that stem from racial prejudice justified by age-old perceptions and beliefs about African Americans. The United States has a dual criminal justice system that has helped to maintain the economic and social hierarchy in America, based on the subjugation of blacks, within the United States. Public policy, criminal justice actors, society and the media, and criminal behavior have all played roles in creating what sociologist Loic Wacquant calls the hyperincarceration of black men.

    How did we get here? The causes of mass incarceration
    Although mass incarceration can be attributed to public policy, these policies were sustained over time because of institutionalized racism. The disproportionate imprisonment of African Americans that ensued resulted from the link between perceptions of race and crime, and the subconscious desire to maintain the American economic social structure, which places blacks at the bottom and whites at the top.


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      Although the right for blacks to vote has been enforced since the Voting Rights Act of 1965, mass incarceration policies have effectively taken this entitlement away from numerous African Americans. It is painfully obvious that the dream for...
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    In addition to the scary problem of privately-operated, for-profit prisons, for-profit corporations are further incentivising higher incarceration rates by tapping into the prison population and exploiting what essentially amounts to slave labour. Regardless of your politics or how you feel about prisoners' rights, this affects you! The corporations that exploit prisoner labour, eager to get even more of it, will continue to bribe ("lobby") Washington for more laws and harsher sentences, because more prisoners = more cheap labour. Any financial incentive to needlessly put more people in prison should be cause for alarm! Furthermore, it is the taxpayers who are subsidizing the decreased labour costs of these private corporations.
     
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    Trusting White people with education is ridiculous. It is somewhat amusing to read their complaints about education. But it is totally absurd that we do not have a National Recommended Reading List with explanations for each book.

    So why don't we have one? Would it make the playing field too level?

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