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Whereas most light bulbs dim with age, the Critical Race Theory bulb burns brighter every day as we move boldly forward in exploration of the truth about the human family.
“Freedom is a Constant Struggle” – Angela Y. Davis. We are reminded that the arms of the oppressors are long and many as racism and white supremacy murder our Black, Brown, Indigenous and poor here in the U.S., the Israeli government’s greed for land murders the people of Palestine, and Kevin Cooper calls for solidarity in the struggle with our oppressed brothers and sisters.
For the past several years, I have spent virtually all my working hours writing about or speaking about the immorality, cruelty, racism and insanity of our nation’s latest caste system: mass incarceration. On this Facebook page I have written and posted about little else. But as I pause today to reflect on the meaning and significance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I realize that my focus has been too narrow.
Professor Michelle Alexander’s new book “The New Jim Crow” is a monumental, well researched piece of work that presents documented facts in down to earth English about the mass incarceration of Black people within the United States’ national concentration camp system. At one point in “The New Jim Crow,” Professor Alexander presents evidence that more Black people are enslaved behind bars today than were enslaved on the plantations in 1850, before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.
A recent evening at the African American Museum and Library in Oakland was special. The line wrapped around the corner of 14th Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Way as people lined up to hear Isabel Wilkerson talk about her book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.”