The chances of a white guy going to prison is 1 out of 17. But for black guys, the chances are 1 out of 3.
Lots of reasons – namely, racism.
Check out this video on the prison industrial complex for a quick, but in-depth understanding of what it means for oppression to exist on a structural, institutionalized level and how that affects people’s day-to-day lives.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Violence Is Not a Culturally Specific Phenomenon: How Racist Stereotypes Damage Communities of Color
- How the US Prison System Profits Off of Incarceration
- Imprisoning People for Being Poor Isn’t ‘Justice’ — Except in America
- 5 Ways the US Prison System Is More About Perpetuating Oppression and Not About Stemming Crime
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