TRANSFORMING RACIAL DISPARITIES, PART 3: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
At a time when crime rates were going down, incarceration rates were going sky-high in the U.S. Incarceration has increased 500% within the last 40 years. Research indicates that all people, Black and White, are committing crimes at the same rate, however, Black people are over-represented in the Criminal Justice System at an alarming rate. Wisconsin imprisons one in every 36 Black adults, which is 12 times the rate of white incarceration. As a system of wires designed to capture the caged bird, such as the systemic and structural racism which deprives Black people of their freedom and liberty. From a distance, the cage appears as one structure. A closer examination finds that each wire is constructed and designed with a particular purpose and effect, and is coordinated like the Criminal Justice System. Join Sankofa Council of Milwaukee with hosts Baba Kwodjo Robinson and Dr. Janine James as we discuss how to recognize and unravel the many wires of the Criminal Justice System.
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