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The New Jim Crow - Mass Incarceration 4.

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Published on Mar 12, 2010

In the 1980s Communist Romania under the most brutal eastern european dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu locked up 71,000 of its own citizens or 1 in every 300. Today the USA, the world's oldest democracy jails 2.2 million or 1 in every 136 of it's own citizens, ie. 2.2 times the incarceration rate of a notorious police state. This does not make any sense unless we look at the racial aspects of the US justice system.

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander on The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/12...

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