Thursday, February 16, 2012

Every Thursday with Michelle Alexander

"Every Thursday" will feature people of creativity and/or ideas of leadership throughout their work.

Revive Black History Month, Every Thursday with Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow...." Exposing information how the bias application of law, re-institutes established racism in urban communities, granting life prison sentences to mainly African and Latino men.
The outcomes differ among the regions and states, but in 2000, according to the Human Rights Watch, blacks were sent to prison on drug charges at the rate of 20 to 57 times that of whites in fifteen states. Nationwide, African-American prison admission for drug offenses rates had increased 26 times between 1983 and 2000, 22 times in case of Latinos, and 8 times for whites. Three-fourths of the imprisoned have been blacks and Latinos, while the majority of illegal drug users and dealers are white. – Chapter 3 Quote from “The New Jim Crow
A Standford Law graduate and an experienced leader with the ACLU, Michelle Alexander is leading the charge for social justice on this issue. Education is so important, whether it's from an academic institution, self taught or hardknock U - use it to help make a change. In the video she is educating us and expressing surreal facts, regarding a social illness.

It's a honor to post this blog-ver-sa-tion about Michelle Alexander, educating the public and making an attempt to correct an injustice; she is Disruptive! Have a good day and next week it may be you, Every Thursday on Create-A-Voice. 

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