Is the criminal Justice system replacing slavery as a Means of Oppression?
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Part 1 : SLAVERY
I. The History of Oppression and African Americans¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K..
III. The lasting effects of slavery: continuous oppression¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K
a. The lost sense of culture and cultural pride: Feeling of inferiority
b. No economic foundation
c. Unleveled playing field
IV. Maintaining oppression¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K.
PART 2 : THE NEW AGE SLAVERY: The Prison System
I. The Prison Institution¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K
II. Race and the Prison System¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K..
III. The lasting oppression¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K..
IV. The effects of oppression¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K
a. Demise of the Black family
b. Lost political voice
In the book the Mugging of Black America, Earl Ofari Hutchinson relays an interesting experience by a reporter. The reporter, who spent two and a half hours watching suspects march before Washington, D.C. Superior Court Judge Morton Berg, noted that all but one of these subjects was Black. He stated, ¡§There is an odd air about the swift afternoon¡Xan atmosphere like that of British Africa in colonial times¡Xas the procession of tattered, troubled, scowling, poor blacks plead guilty or not guilty to charges of drug possession, drug distribution, assault, armed robbery, theft, breaking in, fraud and arson.¡¨ According to Hutchinson, the reporter witnessed more than a courtroom scene; he witnessed the legacy of slavery.
This paper will attempt expand on Hutchinson¡¦s theory. It will... [continues]
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