Monday, April 09, 2012

"Two Sets of Rules: The New Jim Crow and Our Disturbing “Prison Problem” (with video)

MSNBC-Dylan Ratigan, with video (08:03):
Here at the Dylan Ratigan Show, we’ve been thinking a lot about the wide-ranging issue of “two sets of rules” in America — rules that are inherently beneficial to one part of the populace over another, picking “winners” and “losers” before the rest of us even get a chance to get on the field.

You already know how preferential treatment works in our tax system, our banking system, and our healthcare system. But perhaps the most troubling example of “two sets of rules” exists in the U.S. prison system with our systemic incarceration of young, black males — not to mention the devastating effects these statistics have on real lives and families in black communities around the country. MORE...

Howie P.S.: Also at the link above, scroll down: "Toure discussed “The New Jim Crow” in his Daily Rant," video,(03:50).

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