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Criminal Color system
Transcript of Criminal Color system
by JoJo Franklin
The prison system began as an experiment and is founded on the principals of
. Holds 4% of worlds population and yet houses 25% of the worlds incarcerated people
Highest incarceration rate of any other country in the world
over the pjoast 30 years the amount of people in prison has increased over 400%
41% of our nations youth and young adults are arrested by the time they reach 23.
. solitary confinement ( violates international standards and is considered to be torture) is regulated only by prison officials and not by any outside parties, there are no appeals process.
Felons are ineligible for
1. Voting rights
3. Student loans
4. Public housing
5. Food stamps
6. Traveling abroad
7. The right to bear arms or own guns
8. Jury service
9. Parental benefits
Nationally, according to the U.S. Census, Blacks are incarcerated five times more than Whites are, and Hispanics are nearly twice as likely to be incarcerated as Whites:
The racial and ethnic make-up of incarcerated populations is dramatically different from that of the U.S. as a whole.
once given the title of a convicted felon, many basic human and civil rights are stripped from them.
Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality
How does this translate to activism?
Black men and women are highly aware of these racial disparities. and many use their talents as tools for awareness to combat these issues.
Alexander, M. (2011). The New Jim Crow:
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
. The New Press. Print