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Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration

Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration

By News & Current Affairs

“The New Jim Crow” has been banned from some of the state’s prisons. By Julia Conley, Common Dreams — Civil rights advocates denounced New Jersey’s prison system on Monday after learning that the book The New Jim Crow, about race and mass incarceration in the U.S., has been banned from some of the state’s prisons. “The DOC—and every player in the criminal justice system, from police officers and prosecutors to judges…

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1 of every 13 African Americans has lost their voting rights due to felony disenfranchisement laws, vs. 1 in every 56 non-black voters

The Brutal Truth: The Felon Voting Ban is a Black Ban

By Editors' Choice

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — During the 2004 presidential campaign then Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry mildly protested the towering hurdles to ex-felon voting in dozens of states. Kerry raised the issue for a good reason. He was trying to unseat Republican incumbent President George Bush. He remembered what happened with the last Democratic candidate, Al Gore, in the 2000 presidential contest. Gore disputedly and arguably lost Florida to Bush…

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Marijuana Arrest Capital, NYC Police Focus On Black People

Marijuana Arrest Capital, NYC Police Focus On Black People

By News & Current Affairs

By Phillip Smith, www.alternet.org Last month, the Drug Policy Alliance released a report noting that marijuana arrests under New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continue to be marked by shocking racial disparities, much as they were under his predecessors, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. Stung by the criticism, de Blasio is fighting back, but his response so far has consisted of attacking DPA as “legalizers” and comparing apples to…

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