April 6, 2011
It's not just fairness -- although more black men are in jail than were slaves in 1850. The cost is driving states to bankruptcy.
by Sherrilyn A. Ifill onNovember 29, 2010
Our nation's love affair with incarceration continues. In a case before the Supreme Court, California Gov. Schwarzenegger is arguing that judges have no right to tell states to reduce their prison populations.
by Lawrence Bobo onAugust 26, 2010
Mass incarceration has not reduced crime, but it has made prison a more common experience for poor black men than joining a union or doing military service.
by Joel Dreyfuss onAugust 22, 2010
The Obamas vacationed at one end of Martha's Vineyard. Black intellectuals and academics gathered at the opposite end to talk about religion, crime and justice. Two interlocking worlds kept apart by the issue of race.
April 9, 2010
In an excerpt from her new book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander argues that prison has become the tool to minimize black political power.
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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