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Centuries Of Racist Oppression Culminating In Mass Incarceration

AFRICANGLOBE - Over the years, the government declared and waged war on Black communities: In the 1800s, it was a war on unemployed “vagrants,” where countless so-called newly freed slaves were incarcerated in order to re-enslave them under the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; in the 1970s and 1980s, it was a war on crime, and thousands of Blacks would be criminalized; in the 1980s and 1990s the war on drugs would be used to imprison Black people at alarming rates

U.S. Imprisons Blacks At Rates Higher Than South Africa During Apartheid

AFRICANGLOBE - "The United States imprisons a larger percentage of its Black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid." The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that, in 2010, the incarceration rate for black men in all of the country’s jails and prisons was 4,347 people per 100,000. For whites, the rate was 678 people per 100,000.

Want To Know Why Black Women Cant Find A Man?

AFRICANGLOBE - If you don’t think that the mass incarceration epidemic affects you, you might want to think again. The challenges that Black women face in finding a man in the age of mass incarceration, in the United States, when one in nine Black men between the ages of 20 and 29 is in jail or prison is huge.

Mass Incarceration and White Supremacy In America

AFRICANGLOBE - Racial disparities among the incarcerated are glaring: one in every 36 Latino man and one in every 15 Black man is a prisoner compared with one in every 106 White man. Four percent of Native American adults are under correctional control. Data comparing White apartheid era Black incarceration rates in South Africa with current Black male incarceration rates in the US provides a jarring perspective.

Black Incarceration Jumps 500%

AFRICANGLOBE - A report has been released at Meharry Medical College School of Medicine about the devastating impact that mass incarceration has on our...

When Will the U.S. Stop Mass Incarceration?

The United States leads the world in the rate ofincarcerating its own citizens. We imprison more of our own people than any other country...