Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 28

March for Health Care Justice

May 28th, 2016 – As the Memorial Day Weekend gets underway, the NC NAACP, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and friends of Health Care Justice join Mayor Adam O’Neal and the residents of Belhaven, North Carolina for a Resurrection Moral March in their continued fight against corporate entities who have intended to demolish a …

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May 10

Beyond the box

Today, an estimated 70 million Americans have been involved with the criminal justice system. Data show plainly that people of color are more likely to come in contact with the justice system due, in part, to punitive school disciplinary policies that disproportionately impact certain student groups and racial profiling. 1 ) There is also growing recognition that successful reintegration back …

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May 09

Race trumps class…

…at least when it comes to incarceration,” said Darrick Hamilton of the New School, one of the researchers who produced the study. He and his colleagues, Khaing Zaw and William Darity of Duke University, examined data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, a national study that began in 1979 and followed a group of young people …

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May 02

Changing the way we talk…

…about those touched by the criminal justice system Language is powerful. When we talk about people who come into contact with the criminal justice system and refer to them as “offenders,” “inmates,” or “convicts,” we cause these people’s offenses to linger long after they’ve paid their debt to society. Such labeling is both dehumanizing and …

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