The New Social Caste System of America
By: Arushi Gupta
WITH DRUG CONVICTIONS ACCOUNTING FOR A MAJORITY OF THE INCREASE.
THE US PENAL POPULATION IS NOW MORE THAN
JUST A TRANSACTION?
"Criminal sanctions against drug trafficking may be well-intentioned...but overall the primary role of these laws is as business incentives" (Davenport-Hines, 17).
The amount of black men in Washington, DC.that are expected to serve time in prison (Alexander, 8).
How Can This Be Altered?
Alexander, Michelle. “Preface.” The New Jim Crow: Mass
Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, New Press, 2016, pp. 1–19.
Davenport-Hines, Richard Peter Treadwell. The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics. Norton, 2004.
Gutiérrez, Laura. “Social Movements after the Global Crash.” LAOMS, 8 Oct. 2018, laoms.org/social-movements-after-global-crash/.
Hari, Johann. Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015.