3 – Beyond the Facts

week 11:  Mon Apr 11 & Wed Apr 13

There are disparities between whites and blacks when it comes to incarceration (here), convictions (here), trials (here), prevalence of imprisonment (here), encounters between police and the public (here), death sentences (herehere and here), drug arrests and incarcerations (here). Which raises the question, what is the cause of such disparities? 

Mac Donald, Is the Criminal Justice System Racist? [videoarticle]

week 12: Mon Apr 18 & Wed Apr 20

Same topic as last week.

Alexander, Roots of Today’s Mass Incarceration [video, videovideo]

Alexander started a debate with the Clinton’s regarding the 1994 crime bill and its effects on the African American community. Her piece and a response are below:

Alexander, Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote  [here]

David Yassky, Unlocking the Truth About the Clinton Crime Bill [here]

week 13: Mon Apr 25 & Wed Apr 27 — Spring break

For an interesting reading during the break , check this:

Coates, The Case for Reparations [article, video]