Racial Injustice

 

John Legend was correct: there are more black men in prison than slaves: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/feb/22/what-john-legend-said-about-slavery-oscars/

 

 

 

History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names

 

3 sentenced to prison in slaying of black man in Mississippi

 

Ferguson sued over alleged modern-day debtors’ prison

 

 

The Relevance of "Selma":  Four Ways Republicans Are Trying to Take Us Back to the Jim Crow Era

 

Outrageous!!!  Outrage after south Florida police use black mugshots as targets

 

The Central Park Five's Long Legal Nightmare Ends As Judge Approves $41 Million Settlement

 

Timely comments from Tim Wise:

Resurrecting Apartheid: White Police and Politicians are Waging War on Black America

 

 

Studies Confirm the Dehumanization of Black Children and the ‘Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline’

 

So what else is new? Sharp Racial Divisions in Reactions to Brown, Garner Decisions

 

Black Female Victims Ignored by Media

 

New Bill Would Make Wearing Hoodies A Crime

 

Walking While Black - Basketball players again!

 

Half of all black men arrested, study shows: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/half-of-blacks-arrested-23_n_4549620.html

 

Standing While Black: 3 Black Students Arrested for Waiting for School Bus

16-Year-Old Jailed at Rikers for 3 Years Without Trial

 

12 Years a Slave Highlights America’s Shocking Record of Female Subjugation

 

Las Vegas columnist exposes modern forms of slavery

 

Black Students Face More Discipline, Data Suggests 

 

Racial Make-Up of Jury Pool Affects Trial Outcome‎.

 

 The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Arizona’s Latinos and Immigrants

 

Crime, Race and the Perils of Profiling by Tim Wise

 

Minority men falling behind academically, study finds

 

You won't believe this - well, maybe you will.  Two young black women sentenced to two consecutive life terms for an $11 robbery in Mississippi. 'So Utterly Inhumane'

Update:  Rally aims to sway Barbour on pardon for sisters

 

 

The Blame Frame: Justifying (Racial) Injustice in America: http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/crcl/vol41_2/hanson.pdf

Link to history of Jim Crow: http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm

Study of certification in Chicago once again documents racial bias and how most offenders are not violent. 

http://www.chicagoreporter.com/index.php/c/Cover%20Stories/d/Seventeen

New study shows racial inequality runs deep in Mississippi: Framing Race in Mississippi

 

A series of articles on the Sean Bell Case

 

Special web page by the Sentencing Project on Racial Disparity: http://www.sentencingproject.org/IssueAreaHome.aspx?IssueID=3See especially "key publications" in PDF format.

 

15 year old black girl sent to prison for shoving teacher aid

 

Jena, Louisiana Case: A series of news stories

 

Bob Herbert (New York Times): Jim Crow Policing