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Alabama "Reporter" Continues South's Legacy of Trying to Silence Strong Black Voices

Race relations in the United States, especially after the recent wave of police violence, the Charleston Church Shooting, and the Confederate flag debate that followed, are more strained now than at any point in recent memory. 1,720 more words

Black Lives Matter

"Challenging The Tough On Crime Craze": Obama Administration Works On Both The Front And Back End Of Criminal Justice Reform

Recently I wrote about Evan McMorris-Santoro’s profile of Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. In the course of describing her work on mandatory minimum sentences, he explains something interesting about the politics involved in criminal justice reform. 442 more words


Mass Incarceration in The United States

One out of every 5 adults in the United States is Incarcerated.

Approximately 74% of those are Black or Hispanic.

Mandatory sentences MUST be abolished. 94 more words


Vince Maertz, PhD


Today we got to play tug-of-war with our brothers in Hotel squad.  They came in the same day as us, India squad, about an hour before we arrived, so they have seniority on us for everything.  491 more words


Chronicles of recovery #1: Lois

This is Lois. She’s a mother of five and grandmother of eight, soon nine.

“Them ‘bebe’s kids’,” Lois used to say of her four sons and one daughter when they were young. 311 more words

Mass Incarceration

Taking notes 48: America’s new brutalism: the death of Sandra Bland

by Henry A. Giroux

On July 9, soon after Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, moved to Texas from Naperville, Illinois to take a new job as a college outreach officer at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M, she was pulled over by the police for failing to signal while making a lane change. 3,358 more words

10/22/1991: Punishing poverty; two scathing Bernie Sanders Senate Floor minutes

Bernie Sanders on Crime, Punishment and Poverty


Published on Jul 8, 2015

Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers a fiery speech on the issue of crime and the root of the problem: poverty. 16 more words