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Prison Gerrymandering: Incarceration Weakens Vulnerable Voting Communities

One person equals one vote: seems simple enough. Unfortunately, that hasn’t worked out for many Americans throughout history, specifically women and people of color. There is a long tradition of denying women, people with low incomes and people of color their vote in America, most [...]

Prison Gerrymandering: Incarceration Weakens Vulnerable Voting Communities2016-11-29T17:36:57+00:00

2.7 Million Kids Have Parents in Prison. They’re Losing Their Right to Visit

My small feet thump the concrete as I hurry toward the door. My four older brothers trail closely behind. Upon entering, we disappear into the apartment and excitedly explore every corner. We peek out the window at our new playmates. By morning, the scent of [...]

2.7 Million Kids Have Parents in Prison. They’re Losing Their Right to Visit2016-11-29T17:37:01+00:00

A Short History of Cops Terrorizing Students

By Alex S. Vitale | Originally Published at The Nation. October 28, 2015 | Photographic Credit; WHNT. The mainstream media are abuzz with possible justifications for the videotaped brutalization of a South Carolina high-school student by a sheriff’s deputy assigned to the school. CNN analyst and former [...]

A Short History of Cops Terrorizing Students2016-11-29T17:37:02+00:00

Henry A. Giroux | The Racist Killing Fields in the US: The Death of Sandra Bland

By Henry A. Giroux | Originally Published at TruthOut July 19, 2015 00:00 | Illustration Credit; Sandra Bland. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout On July 9, soon after Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, moved to Texas from Naperville, Illinois, [...]

Henry A. Giroux | The Racist Killing Fields in the US: The Death of Sandra Bland2016-11-29T17:37:07+00:00