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The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they’ve failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this system, it’s time to reclaim his original intent.

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The ‘Ground’ in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Means Any Place a White Person Is Nervous

[two_fifth padding=”0 25px 0 10px”]BY   Patricia J. Williams  |  PUB   The Nation He looked dangerous. He looked like a suspect. He looked like he was reaching for a weapon. The officer feared for his life.[/two_fifth][three_fifth_last padding=”0 0px 0 10px”] This familiar litany was recited on the news more than once in this vexed summer—a time weighted with foreboding, anxiety, and grief. We are all afraid of something: terrorism, random outlaws with PTSD, ominous political forces. As a result, gun sales have soared. Paradoxically, rising gun sales mean that it’s increasingly reasonable to suspect that someone pulled over by police to the […]

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