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Published on Oct 2, 2015
In this animated interview, the sociologist Bruce Western explains the current inevitability of prison for certain demographics of young black men and how it's become a normal life event. "We've chosen the response of the deprivation of liberty for a historically aggrieved group, whose liberty in the United States was never firmly established to begin with," Western says.
In The Atlantic's October cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the impact of mass incarceration on the black family. Read the full story: http://theatln.tc/1MnL4Gf