• 01:00

    The New Jim Crow Radioblog, Episode 6:"The New Jim Crow"

    in Books

    In this episode, we explore the fifth chapter of Michelle Alexander's book and consider the parallels between the current practice of mass incarceration of black and brown people and the former Jim Crow legal system that effectively made second-class citizens of African Americans.

  • 00:34

    JIM CROW IN TODAY'S AMERIKKKA

    in Motivation

     Notions of race are created to justify slavery because once you point out differences in people, it is easier to start judging and ranking them; positioning some races as more superior than others.  One way this has been demonstrated in America is during the time of Jim Crow Laws. By this time slavery had been abolished but this was a new type of slavery. These laws limited certain freedoms and separated and ranked citizens solely based on race. Some of these limited freedoms included separate eating areas, separate drinking fountains, and separate bathrooms. Jim Crow laws were eventually abolished but this slavery idea still exists today but more through socially constructed laws versus U.S. laws. Examples of this include the war on drugs and the multiple cases of cops treating people unfairly based on the color of their skin.
    Several racial bribes representative of Jim Crow Laws that exist in America today include the mass imprisonment of more people of color than white people, the war on drugs, and discrimination. As Alexander points out in her book, The New Jim Crow, mass imprisonment started back during the Civil Rights Movement when people of color would do legal acts, such as protesting, they would be viewed and handled as criminal acts. The rise in crime rates was also linked not to any other social and economic factor but only to the African American unemployment rates and the Civil Rights Movement. This type of thinking was lead by the conservatives to secretly find ways to maintain white supremacy in America. This crime was also what sparked the war on drugs, which increased the surveillance and severity of punishment for possession or the selling of drugs. Drugs and crime in areas of poverty where there was a great African American population and by cracking down on drugs they could arrest and charge more people of color. Lastly, discrimination is still seen today in jobs, income, living situations, care, and education.

  • 02:04

    The New Jim Crow

    in Education

    Young black males are being mass incarcerated which is a new form of Jim Crow.

  • 00:46

    Mr Jim Crow

    in Politics

    Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. At the heart of this voter-roll scrub is the Interstate Crosscheck program, which has generated a master list of nearly 7 million names.Crosscheck list of suspected double voters has been compiled by matching names from roughly 110 million voter records from participating states.The three states’ lists are heavily weighted with names such as Jackson, Garcia, Patel and Kim — ones common among minorities, who vote overwhelmingly Democratic. Indeed, fully 1 in 7 African-Americans in those 27 states.“It’s Jim Crow all over again,” says the Rev. Joseph Lowery, who cofounded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King Jr  Al Jazeera America.


    Crosscheck
    http://projects.aljazeera.com/2014/double-voters/interactive.html

  • 01:01

    The New Jim Crow RadioBlog, Episode 1: Introduction

    in Books

    Many members and friends of Unitarian Universalist congregations are reading The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, the current Common Read of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Over the course of eight episodes, this radioblog is a chapter-by-chapter exploration of the themes of the book, from the perspectives of scholars, actvists, lawyers and people of faith grappling with Alexander's central message: "By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control -- relegating milions to permanent second-class status -- even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness."
    The hosts for the New Jim Crow Radioblog are Carlton Elliott Smith, one of the ministers of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (VA), and Alex Boston, one of its members. 
    The New Jim Crow RadioBlog is brought to you by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (VA), Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church (Camp Springs, MD), Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church (Burke, VA), All Souls Church, Unitarian (Wash., DC), and the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore.
     

  • 01:31

    The New Jim Crow!!

    in Radio

    Tonight we will be discussing the New Jim Crow and its effects on our society. Also the week in review, sports highs and lows. Current events. And of course the GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN. Yes we will be going in hard on this one. Check us out tonight @ 7:30. Real Talk all the Time.

  • 01:01

    The New Jim Crow RadioBlog, Episode 5: "The Cruel Hand"

    in Books

    "The Cruel Hand" (Chapter 4 in The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander) considers how the criminal justice system operates once a prisoner is released. The legalized discrimination and social stigmatization that follow prevent the formerly incarcerated from re-integrating into society and erode social structures within African-American communities.
    Guests this week include:
    Kate Wolfson of the Safe and Sound Campaign. Kate is currently working on the Public Safety Compact, a re-entry program in Baltimore providing substance abuse treatment and job services. www.safeandsound.org.
    Rev. David Carl Olson, the minister at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore. www.first unitarian.net
    This episode is co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington and the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore.

  • 00:34

    The New Jim Crow RadioBlog, Episode 7: "The Fire This Time"

    in Books

    "Chapter 6: The Fire This Time raises the issue of present and future approaches to dealing with the New Jim Crow crisis. The chapter's title is based on James Baldwin's seminal forewarning The Fire Next Time. Alexander believes that pushing reforms through a broad-based social coalition, as has been done in the past, while possibly helpful, will not be enough, because "a new system of racialized social control" will eventually appear, assuming forms impossible to predict now. If a movement emerges to confront mass incarceration, it will have to cure the underlying causes and ills in society at large, which needs to "cultivate an ethic of genuine care" for every individual, regardless of ethnic, gender, class, immigration status, or any other consideration." (from Wikipedia)
    This edition of the New Jim Crow RadioBlog is presented in cooperation with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, where Rev. John T. Crestwell, Jr., one of this week's guests, is As

  • 01:01

    The New Jim Crow RadioBlog, Episode 2:"The Rebirth of Caste"

    in Books

    This week's guests:
    David Slavin is a member of the UUA Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee. He holds a Ph.D in modern world history and has taught a dozen Adult Religious Education courses on the interaction of race and class.
    Wynwood 'Woody' Curry is Clinical & Associate Director of Baltimore Station, an innovative therapeutic residential treatment program supporting veterans and others who are transitioning through the cycle of poverty, addiction and homelessness to self-sufficiency.
    Natalie Fenimore is the minister of Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church in Camp Springs, MD and President of the Liberal Religious Educators Association.
    Your hosts are Carlton Elliott Smith, one of the ministers of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (VA), and Alex Boston, one of its members. 
    The New Jim Crow RadioBlog is brought to you by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (VA), Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church (Camp Springs, MD), Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church (Burke, VA), All Souls Church, Unitarian (Wash., DC), the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, and the Joseph Priestley District of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
    The New Jim Crow is the 2012-2013 UUA Common Read.

  • 02:17

    JIM CROW 2.0 - THE GENOCIDE OF BLACK & BROWN- THE ILLUSION OF INCLUSION

    in Current Events

    Black Power Radio, your host Chawn Castro Kweli, National Chief of Staff of the New Black Panther Party discusses JIM CROW 2.0 " The Illusion of Inclusion".


    Was Integration a good thing for Black people in America -how has it hurt or helped us?


    What is going on with the spike of police murders/ brutality of black people?


    Whats going on with the mass imprisonment of black people?


    What does President Obama's Immigration policy mean for black and brown people ?


    How effective can the black boycott be across the country?


    What movements are developing & what is the opposition to mass progress?


    National Chairman Hashim Nzinga will join us live w/ a special guest

  • 00:44

    The Same Old Jim Crow Mass Incarceration Police Murders...,

    in History

    EXCERCISE YOUR RIGHTS! GET OUT AND VOTE 


    Is there a New Jim Crow or is it the same old Jim Crow? This show will discuss the issue of Mass Incarcaration and the Murder of Black and Brown Males by Law Enforcement. 


    The incarceration rates disproportionately impact men of color: 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. 2. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, one in three black men can expect to go to prison in their lifetime.


    Does that mean White Males committ less crime? Statistically White Males are the most likely to commit rape, Mass Murder, Spree Killings, and Serial Killings. The average White Serial Killer is allowed to repeatedly commit crimes such as rape and murder before being, "Profiled."  By the time they became sloopy they are old and have repeatedly killed over a span of years. With African American Males they are Profiled before every committing a crime. Often they are shot and killed by Police on, "Suspicion" of a crime such as Robbery. 


    This past week a white male, Eric Frein who shot two deputies, killing one was captured in Pennsylvania alive. Had that been a black male they would have went into his neighborhood and anywhere his relatives lived. They would have harrassed every relative he had and arrested them, and any black mail who fit the, "Profile."  


    We have a call in guest, Isabelle Gravenstein. She is working with a young man who has been sentenced to 20 years to life for a crime he did not commit. This is a similar issue to my son Kerry Baxter Senior who is serving 66 years to life for a crime he did not commit. The cold part is they know these men are innocent but any old Black Man Will Do! The Same Old Jim Crow! 


    Tune in and listen up! 


     

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