Essay on The Black Family During The Age Of Mass Incarceration

1030 Words Dec 18th, 2015 null Page
1. What is your overall reaction to this article?
In the article The black family in the age of mass incarceration, was overall and amazing article. A lot of people see the “blacks” as drug dealers or murder or look at them in a different way then they look at white. Reading this article gave proof of that. Showing that even the presidents of the united states believed that the reason there was crime was because of the “blacks”. This article really opened my eyes to the political view on why there has been an increase of black incarceration. Starting with presidents to senate to government who all believe that blacks are criminals and should be incarcerated. Just like described in the article the law enforcement looks more at arresting or “locking up” the Negros, scoping out areas with a vast majority of blacks and accusing them of being a drug dealer or a criminal. Most jails in Mississippi were filled with African American’s and most jails have been set to capacity because of the amount of arrest they have been doing.
Although there was a lot of talk about how blacks are criminals, there was also cases that proved whites can be the same way. Anyone could be a criminal and anyone could commit a murder it has nothing to do with their color it is just the stereotype that is put in our heads to think that way. I believe it is important for people to know the struggles that black families go though and the amount of blacks that are incarcerated and how they are treated in the…

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