Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bryan Stevenson - Mass incarceration "Ted Talks"

Mass incarceration is a topic that wants to be on the short list of things for president Obama to look into during his second term. Black and hispanic voters surely deserve to have this lopsided doling out of justice given the attention it merits.   The war on drugs, which somehow only seems to be waged in black and hispanic neighborhoods, is especially biased, considering that black and white people are using drugs at about the same rate while  mostly black people are incarcerated for such offenses. Well, here's Bryan Stevenson on Ted Talks to speak on this very poignant topic. I hope he inspires some of you to actively organize your community in order to find solutions and push the government to help implement them. Another thing which must come on the block is mandatory minimum sentencing. Congress is holding elections in 2014 start let's organizing now to find representatives whose solutions to these injust situations are more in line with what we want.

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