Students of Color vs. Prisons…

Posted on April 7, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

“Did  you know that since 1980 the number of prisons has QUADRUPLED? The United States has the highest rate of incarceration of any industrialized nation.We have over 2.1 million people living behind bars. And that number grows every day. Guess which races of people get locked up the fastest and most often? I have a personal interest in the rising numbers of black youth getting locked up, due to my own sons’ involvement with the prison-industrial complex.A black boy growing up today has a one in three chance of going to jail by the time he turns 30. I feel like we are running out of time to protect our black and Latino sons and brothers–and let’s not forget our sisters and daughters. More of them are getting locked away, too!  Something needs to be done about it NOW.”

 

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Check out the article let me know what you think? How do the budget cuts to education make this story better or worse?

-Tiffany

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