Racial Equity

Reparations…for Present Injustice

Stolen Poker Chips Still in Play Don’t get me wrong. I have long felt that there is considerable justice in the demand for the payment of reparations to the American black community in (at best pathetically partial) compensation for the two-century plus crime of North American black chattel slavery, whose savage legacy continues until this [...]

By | 2010-07-27T12:32:34+00:00 July 14th, 2010|Racial Equity|

“Felony is the New ‘N-Word”: Michelle Alexander on Mass Incarceration as “The New Jim Crow” in the Age of Obama

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New York: New Press, 2010). Early in her courageous and important new book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New York: New Press, 2010), Ohio State University law professor Michelle Alexander offers a painful and poignant memory from [...]

By | 2011-07-20T18:33:43+00:00 June 10th, 2010|Racial Equity|
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