Brown V. Board of Education helped to destroy the Black community in the United States. The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling that desegregated schools meant 46,000 Black teachers lost their jobs, and a ‘brain drain’ costed our communities the best and brightest students.
School desegregation gave birth to a new phenomenon with prosecution being used as a weapon of white supremacy. In fact, from 1978 to 2014 the prison population in the United States exploded by 408%!
This was not an accident, but was the result of a political strategy designed to reverse the gains of the Civil Rights Movement.
In this remastered episode of our award winning podcast, Rahiem Shabazz exposes the school to prison pipeline and how we can take action against the system of mass incarceration.
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This book was so revolutionary, it was banned in prisons across the United States for fear of a Black uprising.
Listening to this audiobook will help you understand the origins of the system of mass incarceration, how prosecution was used to destroy the Black community, and how all of us are at now risk of becoming victims of the system!
- Unavailable (10/06/2014)
- Running time: 66 minutes
- Unavailable (11/10/2015)
- Prime Video, NR (Not Rated)
- Running time: 87 minutes