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A Modern Day Slave Plantation Exists, and It's Thriving in the Heart of America

A Modern Day Slave Plantation Exists, and It's Thriving in the Heart of America | Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Visiting this place feels like a step into the past.
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Prisons or Slavery? There is not a real distinction at Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola. The prison population is 70% African American and white guards ride around on horse back supervising inmates as they work harvesting sugar cane. Inmates are paid $0.02 an hour and there is evidence of slave and sex trading within the prison. The prison is like a time warp and remains the same today. 

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Prison Industrial Complex: A Racist Assault on Humanity | Joel Northam | Resistance Report Segment - YouTube

Become a Patron of Acronym TV http://www.patreon.com/DennisTrainorJr In what could only be described as one of the most under discussed human rights disaster...
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Joel Northam brings to light a very valid point. The process of arresting and classifying a crime as a crime is all done by the white people in power. It can be changed as they see it and many times ignores the real reasons behind the crimes. It is impossible to prevent future crime if the real problem is not addressed. These strict laws have been around since slavery and the Black Code after the civil war. 

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Bigotry Behind Bars: Racist Groups In U.S. Prisons

Bigotry Behind Bars: Racist Groups In U.S. Prisons | Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
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Even after facing the systematic racism of police and the court system, African Americans are subject to racist prison gangs once they enter prison. Some white supremacy groups even sponsor prison "outreach" programs in which literature is distributed to other inmates. African Americans are not only facing racism from the systematic side but also from the groups that are allowed to form and rule under the predominately white people in power. 

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Why Whites Commit Crimes, But Blacks Are Criminals

Why Whites Commit Crimes, But Blacks Are Criminals | Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Most crimes committed against whites are perpetrated by other whites. Yet, most white Americans believe that they are far more likely to fall victims to black violence.
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The idea that African Americans are criminals is set the citizens of the United States' minds. It has been there since slavery started. Even though whites also commit crimes, these are considered singular acts and only represent the individual. When an African American would commit the same crime, it would be considered a representation of the entire race.

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Hidden Colors 3: The Rules Of Racism (Trailer) - YouTube

The highly anticipated documentary film Hidden Colors 3 will be in select theaters around the country on June 26th 2014. Go to http://hiddencolorsfilm.com fo...
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Starting back during times of slavery, African Americans were conditioned to think that they should be imprisoned by the white race. This feeling of inadequacy and anger did not develop over night, it was bred into the entire race. As the video states, there are no rules of racism. Anything goes and when anything has gone since the beginning of the country, it only makes sense that the white race is still putting African Americans in chains. The only difference is this time there are only chains around the wrists and not the ankles and necks too. 

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Race and the Drug War | Racial Discrimination in Drug Law Enforcement | Drug Policy Alliance

Race and the Drug War | Racial Discrimination in Drug Law Enforcement | Drug Policy Alliance | Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Drug war racism has resulted in the mass criminalization of communities of color through discriminatory policies and law enforcement.
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The Drug War was enacted to keep African Americans under the control of the whites in the Justice system. When the War on Drugs became the main war in American cities, African Americans and other minorities were the ones targeted. Even though African Americans are not the predominate drug users, they are the prominent race in the criminal justice system for drug offenses. The War on Drugs focused on lower income and inner city areas which are mainly inhabited by African Americans.   

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The Drug War was enacted to keep African Americans under the control of the whites in the Justice system. When the War on Drugs became the main war in American cities, African Americans and other minorities were the ones targeted. Even though African Americans are not the predominate drug users, they are the prominent race in the criminal justice system for drug offenses. The War on Drugs focused on lower income and inner city areas which are mainly inhabited by African Americans.   

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How racist remarks cost L.A. cops trust

How racist remarks cost L.A. cops trust | Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Mark O'Mara says by not firing a cop who was recorded allegedly using racial slurs, LAPD chief Charlie Beck sent a message to all young black men in Los Angeles this his officers are not to be trusted
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Which came first? The racism in the criminal justice system or the African American as the criminal? Police forces are simply condoning racism by allowing officers that exhibit racist tendencies to remain on the force. It is impossible to be a 100% sure that the officers are not being racist on the workforce if they are racist as soon as the uniform comes off. It only provides fuel to the fire that is the conflict between African Americans and law enforcement. Why would you be compliment with someone if they are not stopping you for any reason besides your skin color? 

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 16, 10:48 AM

Which came first? The racism in the criminal justice system or the African American as the criminal? Police forces are simply condoning racism by allowing officers that exhibit racist tendencies to remain on the force. It is impossible to be a 100% sure that the officers are not being racist on the workforce if they are racist as soon as the uniform comes off. It only provides fuel to the fire that is the conflict between African Americans and law enforcement. Why would you be compliment with someone if they are not stopping you for any reason besides your skin color? 

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Despite End of Racism, Three Teens Arrested Waiting for Bus While Openly Black | Mediaite

Despite End of Racism, Three Teens Arrested Waiting for Bus While Openly Black | Mediaite | Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Despite the GOP's (later clarified) announcement this weekend that racism had ended, three student basketball players in Rochester, New York seem to have missed the memo. On Wednesday, three Edison Tech High School students were arrested when police ordered them to disperse, even though they say they explained that they were waiting for a school bus to take them to a scrimmage. In an encouraging sign for the end of racism, though, their coach was not arrested when he arrived to intercede.
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"Stories like these are common, but unless the police slip up and mess with someone in an ironclad position of respectability, you never really hear about them. " Three boys are arrested for simply being African American. While they might have seemed an easy target for officers, the officers still showed the same discriminatory rudeness to the coach who was only trying to figure out the situation. While many people like to think that being arrested for being black is not a real thing, there are many stories that happen across the country everyday, just like this one, that prove that it is. 

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High Incarceration Rate Of Blacks Is Function Of Crime, Not Racism

High Incarceration Rate Of Blacks Is Function Of Crime, Not Racism | Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
By HEATHER MAC DONALD | Posted Monday, April 28, 2008 4:20 PM PT The race industry and its elite enablers take it as self-evident that high black incarceration rates result from discrimination. At ...
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As with any major issue, there is always some debate. It is said that African Americans are not over targeted by police, but that the race reported by crime victims does match the arrest data. Also from 1976 through 2005, African Americans were responsible for over 50% of the murders in America.When taking a look at these statistics the high incarceration of African Americans does not seem like an act of racism.  

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The New Face of Giving; Study Shows African-Americans Give More! - Black Celebrity Giving | Black Celebrity Giving

The New Face of Giving; Study Shows African-Americans Give More! - Black Celebrity Giving | Black Celebrity Giving | Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
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While the majority of people are still under the thinking that African Americans are good for nothing criminals, they are actually giving back more than their white counter parts. While the public is quick to lump all African Americans together as criminals, they are overlooking that it is not always White = good and Black = bad. 

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 16, 10:03 AM

While the majority of people are still under the thinking that African Americans are good for nothing criminals, they are actually giving back more than their white counter parts. While the public is quick to lump all African Americans together as criminals, they are overlooking that it is not always White = good and Black = bad. THANK YOU FOR VIEWING SHARING AND RESPONDING THANK YOU FOR CARING

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George Zimmerman's Biggest Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past

George Zimmerman's Biggest Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past | Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Frank Taaffe, Zimmerman's unofficial media emissary, is a convicted criminal who recently appeared on The White Voice, a virulently racist podcast.
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There is an extreme double standard when it comes to criminality. While a white male can be arrested and convicted multiple times, he is still regarded as a outstanding member of society. His words will be treated as truth and will be given enough fame to be on a national news channel. If the same man would have been of African American decent, he would have not been treated the same way. There is a large chance that he would also be murdered or put in jail.

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The History of Lynching — Carnival of Death: The Barbaric History of Lynching in America — Crime Library

The History of Lynching — Carnival of Death: The Barbaric History of Lynching in America — Crime Library | Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Carnival of Death: The Barbaric History of Lynching in America
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Prison systems are the new lynching. African Americans are put into the prison systems at a higher rate than any other race. They are also more likely to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit outside of the court room.  This means that much like during times of lynching, African Americans are punished for crimes that are unproven and are not given a fair trial. While the prison system does not kill them, they still have the majority of their rights and their previous lives stripped away. It is not so different. 

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 16, 11:05 AM

Prison systems are the new lynching. African Americans are put into the prison systems at a higher rate than any other race. They are also more likely to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit outside of the court room.  This means that much like during times of lynching, African Americans are punished for crimes that are unproven and are not given a fair trial. While the prison system does not kill them, they still have the majority of their rights and their previous lives stripped away. It is not so different. NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS NRMS , WCS ARE NOT MADE FOR CERTAIN NEGROES AND THE NEGRO CHILDREN WITH DISAILITIES ARE BEING LYNCHED TO DEATH BY NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS CHOICE TO DENY AND DEPRIVE THEM OF AN EDUCATION FOR YEARS NOW AND CONTINUING  WITH THE NC STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE NC DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION NC DPI AIDING AND ABETTING IN THE LYNCHING OF DISABLED NEGRO CHILDREN BY NO EDUCATION AT ALL FOR YEARS AT A TIME! WHILE KNOWING THE CHILDREN ARE RECEIVING NO EDUCATION AT ALL BUT THEN TO DEAD CHILDREN BY EDUCATION LYNCHING NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS STYLE. STOP THE EDUCATION MURDERS!

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Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection: A Continuing Legacy | Equal Justice Initiative

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African Americans have less of a chance to serve on a jury. This means the last line of defense, if an African American can get their case to court, will be already predominately thinking guilty. The idea of innocent until proven guilty does not apply to African Americans any more; much like how it did not when lynchings were an acceptable form of justice. By keeping African Americans out of the juries, the power remains with the predominately white criminal justice system. 

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 16, 10:28 AM

African Americans have less of a chance to serve on a jury. This means the last line of defense, if an African American can get their case to court, will be already predominately thinking guilty. The idea of innocent until proven guilty does not apply to African Americans any more; much like how it did not when lynchings were an acceptable form of justice. By keeping African Americans out of the juries, the power remains with the predominately white criminal justice system.   THANK YOU FOR VIEWING SHARING AND RESPONDING THANK YOU FOR CARING, BECAUSE THERE IS RACISM IN THE NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS TRUANCY COURT CASES AND BEYOND! AFRICAN AMERICAN MOTHER D.C. SENTENCED TO DO 45 DAYS IN JAIL IF HER DAUGHTER D.M.C. WHO WAS BEING BULLIED AT SCHOOL MISSED 1 DAY OF SCHOOL HER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DECIDES SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE MISSED ADDED THE CHILD/STUDENT D.M.C. WAS ORDERED BY THE JUDGE TO RETURN BACK TO SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY AND BE BULLIED.FOR 5years. THEN A FEW YEARS LATER THE PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMITTED THE CHATGES WERE FALSE AND HD HAEMED THE STUDENT AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS WANTED THE HARM TO STOP  APRIL 2009.DURING NC DPI FACILITATED SO THE PATENT WAS TOLD RESOLUTION MEETING. DPI FACILITATOR MR. TERRY JONES. YES NOT ONE OTHER PATENT AND THEIR CHILDREN IN THE STATE OF NC WHO ARE CAUCASION HAS BEEN TREATED AS SUCH FOR A TRUANCY CHARGE FILED BY NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS WE ASK YOU IS THAT NOT RACISM TO THE MAX.WHO IS GIVEN FIVE YEARS FOR  NC :-TRUANCY CHARGE?  

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Fourteen Examples of Racism in Criminal Justice System

Fourteen Examples of Racism in Criminal Justice System | Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Saying the US criminal system is racist may be politically controversial in some circles. But the facts are overwhelming. There's no real debate about that. Here's why.
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While many people within the Criminal Justice would dispute the idea that the criminal justice system is inherently racist, the facts are there to back it up. While African Americans are only 13% of the United States Population, they make up 37% of the people arrested for drug offenses. There is a huge disparity within the system, but with Caucasians holding positions of power, there is little that African Americans can do to change the situation. 

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 16, 10:40 AM

While many people within the Criminal Justice would dispute the idea that the criminal justice system is inherently racist, the facts are there to back it up. While African Americans are only 13% of the United States Population, they make up 37% of the people arrested for drug offenses. There is a huge disparity within the system, but with Caucasians holding positions of power, there is little that African Americans can do to change the WITH NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS DENYING AND DEPRIVING AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOL AGE QUALIFIED CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS THEIR HUMAN RIGHT TO ENROLL AND ATTEND THE NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS  FOR YEARS AT A TIME!  .  DEAD NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS AGE CHILDREN DONT NEED AN EDUCATION/  STOP THE NO EDUCATION  MURDERING  !