The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration Essay

973 Words Feb 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness and an associate professor here at Ohio State, wrote an article “Why Hilary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote.” This article not only touches on how Hilary Clinton is only using black people as her “winning card (Alexander, 2)” in the 2016 Election, but also her past decisions she made as the wife of the 42nd President of the United States that should be taken into consideration by black voters. Mrs. Clinton and Bernie Sanders are the two Democratic Party presidential candidates. Although Bernie Sanders promises “a political revolution that will bring universal healthcare, a living wage, an end to rampant Wall Street greed, and the dismantling of the vast prison state...(Alexander, 5),” Hilary Clinton seems to be receiving all of the black votes, according to recent polls. Alexander explains that because many African Americans believed (and still believe) that Bill Clinton was the first “black president,” Ms. Clinton will receive several black votes.
In reality, what have the Clinton done for black people? From 1993-2001, Bill Clinton’s administration only made being black in America more difficult. Because of the “three strikes law” to the $30 billion crime bill that “created dozens of new federal capital crimes, mandated sentences for some three time offenders, and authorization of more than $16 billion for state prison grants and the expansion of police forces (Alexander, 15),” it has…

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