Slavery to Mass Incarceration

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July 7, 2015 by socialaction2014


The elaborate mythology of racial difference created to sustain American slavery persists today. Slavery did not end in 1865, it evolved. #SlaveryEvolved

The legacy of slavery can be seen in the presumption of guilt and dangerousness assigned to African Americans, especially young men and boys, the racial profiling and mistreatment that presumption creates, and the racial dynamics of mass incarceration.

“Slavery to Mass Incarceration” is narrated by Bryan Stevenson. The art is by Molly Crabapple.

EJI’s Race and Poverty project explores racial history and attempts to deepen our understanding of the legacy of racial injustice. By telling the truth about our past, EJI believes we can create a different, healthier discourse about race in America.

More information here: http://www.eji.org/raceandpoverty

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