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Everyday Erinyes #171

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, Juneteenth, Slavery, Jails, Emancipation, Prisons policy, Blacks, Mass incarceration, African-Americans )

- 29 days ago -
A post on TomCat's blog. Some information on a holiday, Juneteenth, which may, if we learn more about it, help to make up for what is being done to the Fourth of July this year.


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Donna T (0)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 3:21 pm
thank you

Freya H (344)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 4:33 pm
IMHO abolishing the Prison-Industrial Complex, ending mass incarceration and using prisons for only vicious convicts, and getting rid of cash bail or replacing it with a system that does not discriminate against the poor will do more for people of color than reparations. Then again, I am writing as a white person - I mean, one who is melanin-challenged.

Gene J (289)
Saturday June 22, 2019, 4:47 pm
Great post, Joanne. Those statistics alone are abysmal but they are the same, or worse, in virtually everything measured, along with a lot of metrics not measure officially. This is still a VERY racist nation. Only time, and the dying off of the old white racists will change that together with the ever changing demographic makeup of the country. It has to get better, it could scarcely get worse than trump has made it.

Tania N (883)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 1:37 am
Thanks for sharing.

Tania N (883)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 1:38 am
Thanks for sharing.

Pat B (354)
Sunday June 23, 2019, 8:23 am
Great informative post, Joanne.
We must be made aware of the deep racism that is still prevalent today, and to learn from our mistakes from the past. Education is important, and to be able to cross the barriers that black folks have endured for years. That also applies to the insidious prisons for $$$ !!!! debacle. Sad.
Thank you, too, for spreading this awareness.
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