THE FRUIT OF KIRKenDALL - Gathered to you from the awesome wake of the lone doll from the high hrothkire projection, observed from the anthropomorphic beanbag traveling at eighteen nautical miles for weeks on years.
This is the ongoing collective of the things I think other people might want to know, as well as the things I think are neat or humorous. It also serves as an efficient way for me to memorize and access different subject matter, for a time.
More than 2 million people found themselves behind bars at the turn of the twenty-first century, and millions more were relegated to the margins of mainstream society, banished to a political and social space not unlike Jim Crow, where discrimination in employment, housing, and access to education was perfectly legal, and where they could be denied the right to vote. The system functioned relatively automatically, and the prevailing system of racial meanings, identities, and ideologies already seemed natural. Ninety percent of those admitted to prison for drug offenses in many states were black or Latino, yet the mass incarceration of communities of color was explained in race-neutral terms, an adaptation to the needs and demands of the current political climate.
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (via tonylucero)