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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:06 PM

There are more than 1 million African Americans in prison in the U.S, more than the number of prison

There are more than 1 million African Americans in prison in the U.S, more than the number of prisoners in all of Africa.

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Reply There are more than 1 million African Americans in prison in the U.S, more than the number of prison (Original post)
The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
grasswire Dec 2012 #1
thelordofhell Dec 2012 #2
liberalmuse Dec 2012 #3
rwsanders Dec 2012 #4
freshwest Dec 2012 #7
malaise Dec 2012 #8
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #5
John2 Dec 2012 #6
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #9
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #10
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #11
gollygee Dec 2012 #14
Bonobo Dec 2012 #12
99Forever Dec 2012 #13
Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #15

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:56 PM

1. when will the progressive Americans take this on as a campaign issue?

Shameful. The damage done to these families. Shameful.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:14 PM

2. Richard Pryor On Prisons

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:17 PM

3. What this country is doing to young black males is unconscionable.

This is unacceptable.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:29 PM

4. It is why I have a difficult time understanding the disconnect between Republican views and reality.

They don't want to fund prenatal care, head-start programs, food stamps, schools, after school programs, higher education; they do want to flood inner cities with guns; they want to ship all of the jobs overseas; and then yell 'get a job' to everyone else.
When I look at African-Americans and they look back without hatred, I am amazed and overwhelmed at times. If I was in their situation I would be raving and angry.

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Response to rwsanders (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:53 PM

7. +1

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:21 PM

8. +1,000

Time for Obama to step in on this one

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:46 PM

5. That, and taking the right to vote away from released felons, is the modern day Jim Crow.

There's a great book on the topic by Michelle Alexander.

http://www.newjimcrow.com/reviews.html

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:00 PM

6. The U.S.

 

also has 422 Billionaires and the second country is China with only 66. The U.S. also has over 4 million (millionaires) with the second country ( Japan) at over 1 million. The U.S. is also the richest country in the World with a 15 trillion dollar economy. somebody is doing pretty good in this Economy.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:21 PM

9. dang.

post of the day.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:23 PM

10. Are you saying they didn't break the law? Only the white prisoners did? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:30 PM

11. Are you saying that blacks in American are naturally more criminally minded than non blacks? n/t

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:34 PM

12. Some stats tell it all. This is one of them. nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:38 PM

13. American exceptionalism...

... on display.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:50 PM

15. Oh, sure, I suppose you think we shouldn't spend tax dollars to put nonviolent pot smokers in prison

I suppose you'd let them out, so they could smoke their pot, and then they'd have smoked their pot, and then they'd be high.

And not in prison.

But high.

Yeah, that would be great. There'd be non violent pot smokers out minding their own business non violently smoking pot, instead of in prison, where they belong.



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