Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Racial Profiling

Tue. Jan. 17, 2012
Racial Profiling in a 'Post-Racial' America


Racial profiling is an unspoken but pervasive problem throughout the United States. It stigmatises and criminalises people of colour from as early as their pre-teens, violating the rights and civil liberties of innocent people, and having devastating consequences on entire communities.

The Atlantic Philanthropies and The New Press invite you to join authors Michelle Alexander and Paul Butler and individuals who have experienced profiling firsthand for an illuminating conversation about this problem, and a discussion of what can be done about it.

Partner: Atlantic Philanthropies
Location: The Atlantic Philanthropies New York, NY
Event Date: 05.03.11
Speakers: Michelle Alexander, Paul Butler, Justin Coello, Alice Walker Duff, Kent Hutchinson, Kica Matos
Tags: race, racial profiling, racism, law enforcement, police, justice, society, law

Michelle Alexander & Randall Robinson on the Mass Incarceration of Black America

www.democracynow.org - 1/15/2012 - On this eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday we host a wide-ranging discussion with TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson and author Michelle Alexander about the mass incarceration of African-Americans that has rolled back many achievements of the civil rights movement. Today there are more African-Americans under correctional control — whether in prison or jail, on probation or on parole — than there were enslaved in 1850. And more African-American men are disenfranchised now because of felon disenfranchisement laws than in 1870. Alexander, whose book "New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," is newly released in paperback, argues that, "[n]othing less than a major social movement has any hope of ending mass incarceration in America or inspiring a re-commitment to [Martin Luther] King's dream. ... My view is that this has got to be a human rights movement: it's got to be a movement for education, not incarceration; for jobs, not jails. A movement that acknowledges the basic humanity and dignity of all people—no matter who you are or what you have done."

Schedule of programs http://www.localendar.com/public/crazyoldmannetwork

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