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Black Thoughts and Theory: The Radio Show- Prison Is Modern Slavery

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Prison & Slavery: What's the Difference?

 

Blacks have always been the biggest victims of the modern American slave system we call the prison industrial complex. Join us, Alex Primo & Asha Zuri, Thursday, November 3 at 9 pm EST as we explore, discuss, and dissect the never ending cycle of abject poverty, unjust bondage, and police brutality that all too often leaves Black & Brown men & women locked behind the bars of unfairness, cruelty, and death.

 

The Prison Industrial Complex is nothing less than a legal slave system existing out in the open, in modern times, that serves to assist the racist elite in reaching their political and monetary objectives. Melanated persons make up about 30% of the United States’ population, yet they account for 60% of those imprisoned.

 

The prison population grew by 700% from 1970 to 2005, a rate that is outpacing crime and population rates. Incarceration rates disproportionately impact Black men: 1 in every 15 African American men and 1 in every 36 Hispanic men are incarcerated in comparison to 1 in every 106 white men.

 

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1 in 3 black men can expect to go to prison in their lifetime. Disproportionate numbers of encounters with law enforcement, would seem to indicate that racial profiling continues to be a problem. A report by the Department of Justice found that blacks and Hispanics were approximately 3 times more likely to be searched during a traffic stop than white motorists. African Americans were twice as likely to be arrested and almost 4 times as likely to experience the use of force during encounters with the police.

 

This is one episode that you do not want to miss. You can call in at (917)889-2830 or you can simply click the link to just listen.

 

 

Remember, Always Keep It Real & On Point! #One

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