Law Forum : Is mass incarceration the new caste system?

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  1. Destee

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    Is mass incarceration the new caste system?


    In just 30 years, between 1980 and 2000, the number of U.S. prisoners skyrocketed from 300,000 to more than 2 million, most of them poor people of color. The United States now has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and imprisons a higher percentage of black people than South Africa did under apartheid.


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    As much as I appreciate the attention to the issue, it's very mythical, in the sense that it's old news.

    We were blessed with the wisdom of our elders; yet we hardly actively consume it.

    This isn't a "new" caste system. Just as Marcus Garvey isn't a new leader. See what he said on the topic:

    The Blacks Imprisoned
    A Strange Comparison​
    The number of Blacks in jails, prisons, and reformatories of the United States, the British West Indian and other colonies and countries, the protectorates and dominions of Great Britain and France in Africa, is shamefully in excess, proportionately, of all other race groups to the populations; and between the blacks and other shades of Negroes, not including the sambo or brown skins and dark mulattoes — the percentage is almost 99% against the Black and other dark ones. Something is wrong.
    There is a conspiracy somewhere. I can’t stand for it. I would rather hang than be quiet about it. It is a sin, crime and shame. It is a blot upon and against the white man’s system of justice meted out to the blacks, with the history of slavery considered. The white race cannot escape the blame, and fail to honestly admit that there is a collusion between them and the near whites against the interests of the blacks, which in turn is sure to destroy the racial purity of the white race and inflict grave injury upon the blacks.​
     
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    Very Good!! One of the things that stands out in the work of Marcus Garvey entitled; The Philosophies and Opinions of Marcus Garvey is that, the ratio of black men being locked up in his time and today is exactly the same.
     
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