WEEK 3: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

TODAY'S CHALLENGE:
RACIAL DISPARITIES IN INCARCERATION


Today we will discuss the impact of racial disparities in incarceration on minority communities in the U.S. Building on last week's discussion about education and the school to prison pipeline, mass incarceration of targeted populations also has an effect on entire ethnic and religious groups and future generations

WE CHALLENGE YOU TO TAKE...

Watch this video on mass incarceration to understand how for certain demographics of young black men, the current inevitability of prison has become a normalized life event.
Despite the portrayal of Black fathers as absent in the upbringing of their children, African American dads are more likely to engage in a variety of activities with their children on a daily basis over White and Hispanic fathers. Read this article dispelling the stereotypical portrayal of Black fathers.
Racial disparity in the criminal justice system has a ripple effect on nearly every other social system. Read this article and view the corresponding infographic to learn about some solutions that chip away at those racial disparities.
Muslims make up about 9% of state prisoners, though they are only about 1% of the U.S. population. Listen to this report which sheds light on the obstacles some incarcerated Muslims face in prison while practicing their faith.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
WEEKLY ACTION ALERT

LEVEL 1 :  Visit The Sentencing Project to get involved and take action in criminal justice reform. 

LEVEL 2 :  Since 2014,  The Marshall Project  has curated some of the best criminal justice reports from around the web. Included are the most recent and authoritative articles on the topics, people and events that are shaping the criminal justice conversation.

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