Most people don’t realize that mass incarceration isn’t just similar to US slavery – it’s a direct descendent of it.
In this illustrated video by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), narrator Bryan Stephenson and artist Molly Crabapple fill in the details you’re probably missing about this disturbing side of US history and our world today.
This story shows why it’s so important to have this conversation – and how talking about mass incarceration is one way you can help our society overcome racial bias and discrimination.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 4 Reasons Why the US Police Force Is an Extension of Slavery and White Supremacy
- 3 Reasons Prison Injustice Is a Feminist Issue That Needs Our Attention Now
The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. You can check them out on their website and follow them on Twitter @. You can join in discussions about this video and others on their Facebook page.