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By Srijan Sen
Five decades since Brown v. Board of Education desegregated American public schools across the country, African-Americans now face a lifelong struggle against the criminal justice system of the nation.
Mass incarceration is the outcome of America’s war on drugs initiated by President Richard Nixon in 1971 to discourage the production, distribution, and consumption of what participating governments and the UN define as illegal psychoactive drugs. The drug policy alliance estimates the United States spends $51 billion annually on the war on drugs.
The results, however, show disproportionate crackdown of …
By Freddie Allen
NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago.
Derek Neal and Armin Rick, the co-authors of the study, found that reforms in the criminal justice system at the state-level largely contributed to disparities in arrests and incarceration rates that ultimately stifled educational and economic progress for Black men.
“The growth of incarceration rates among …
In Milwaukee County, more than half of African American men in their 30’s are in or have been in state prison. And that is creating a tremendous impact on the men, their families, their neighborhoods and the area nonprofit organizations attempting to assist them.
That was the finding of a study that was the center of discussion at a Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee workshop held at the Social Development Commission (SDC) Richards Street building. Lois Quinn from the UW-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute presented the study that examined 20 years of …
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A new report “Wisconsin’s Mass Incarceration of African American Males: Workforce, Community & Nonprofit Challenges” by John Pawasarat and Dr. Lois Quinn of UWM will be the focus of a workshop organized by the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee.
It will be held Tuesday, June 25 from 8:30 to 10:00 am at the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) Administrative Building at 4041 N. Richards Street in Milwaukee.
“SDC’s main office is located in one of the very areas discussed by this important workforce study,” explained Hannah C. Dugan, Interim SDC CEO.
“This study will help …
By Jasmin K. Williams
Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News
Education over incarceration is the message of a report released by the NAACP. The nation’s oldest civil rights organization is challenging America to re-evaluate its spending priorities in the report, titled “Misplaced Priorities: Under Educate, Over Incarcerate,” which was introduced at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. In it, the NAACP calls attention to the proven fact that excessive spending on housing prisoners undermines education and public safety.
This message will be reiterated in a forthcoming billboard …