Race: Crime, Law & Incarceration

This board explores the history of racial inequality in the criminal justice system. Police violence is one dimension of the problem. For instance, a recent…
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Note that the juxtaposition of these front page images reveals an implicit bias.   Source: The Daily Leader, Brookhaven, MS.
[Image is an editorial cartoon that depicts a Black man wearing a black face mask and a hoodie while attempting to steal a white woman's purse]  On some level, this cartoon from The Missourian appears to be an effort to criticize of the call to defund the police. However, the cartoon missed its mark, and instead serves to stoke white fears by resurrecting the classic racist stereotype of a Black brute victimizing a white woman, June 10, 2020.  Artist: Tom Stiglich  h/t to Dr. Shanti Parikh
Katrina coverage and the power of labeling.

Race: Symbolic Representation

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Harry Anslinger, Director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics from 1930-1962.  "...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.  Marijuana leads to pacificm and communist brainwashing.  There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage."
White Vision Glasses  "So...what do you see?"  [follow this link to find a video and analysis examining the racial double standard in the criminal justice system: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2013/10/the-onion-judge-rules-white-girl-will-be-tried-as-black-adult.html]  Artist: Jonathan Edwards

Race: Stereotyping, Profiling & Implicit Bias

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Since 2002, over 4 million New Yorkers have been stopped and frisked in NYC. In 2011, 87 percent of those stopped-and-frisked were black or Latino, and nine out of ten of which were completely innocent, according to NYPD's own reports.  [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis, and use it to consider the NYPD's blatant racial profiling/stop-and-frisk practices in the context of mass incarceration]  Artist: Richie Pope
"Equal Justice"  Artist: Clay Bennett
"You're 28 times more likely to be stopped and searched in London if you don't have white skin, because we're still really racist."  Artist: Strike Magazine  *The figure is likely based on findings from the Equality and Human Rights Commission report. While Black and Brown people in London are much more likely to be stopped and searched than white peopoe, the figure probably refers specifically to the West Midlands Police.

Race: Stops, Detainments & Searches

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Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics
Sources: Uniform Crime Reports / Bureau of Justice Statistics / Federal Bureau of Investigation

Race: Arrests

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Source: Sickmund, M., Sladky, T.J., Kang, W., & Puzzanchera, C. 2016. Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement.
Source: Bonczar, T. 2003. Prevalence of Imprisonment in the U.S. Population, 1974-2001. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Race: Incarceration

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A third of the people killed by a stranger in this country are actually killed by a police officer. One in 11 homicides in California is committed by a police officer. This is a big deal. Black people are more likely to be unarmed and not threatening somebody than any other person who encounters the police in a violent situation. People don't know this stuff, so we want to lay it bare so people can't perpetuate myths about the movement. ~ DeRay Mckesson
Ever notice how the Americans who boast that they never trust their government tend to be the ones who trust it completely whenever an unarmed black person is shot and killed by an agent of the state? ~ @JohnFugelsang
On August 23, 2020, police shot a 29-year-old Black man named Jacob Blake. Blake was shot in the back as he opened the driver's door to his SUV. Three of his sons witnessed the incident from the backseat.  In the wake of the shooting, social unrest erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin, drawing both protesters and counter protesters. During the unrest a 17-year-old man named Kyle Rittenhouse used an AR-15-style rifle to shoot and kill two protesters.  Artist: Denny_Ow

Race: Police Brutality

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A third of the people killed by a stranger in this country are actually killed by a police officer..
A third of the people killed by a stranger in this country are actually killed by a police officer. One in 11 homicides in California is committed by a police officer. This is a big deal. Black people are more likely to be unarmed and not threatening somebody than any other person who encounters the police in a violent situation. People don't know this stuff, so we want to lay it bare so people can't perpetuate myths about the movement. ~ DeRay Mckesson
a group of men standing next to each other in front of a jail cell door
Mexican American youths in "zoot suits" are detained in Los Angeles jail after a brawl, 1943
Mexican American youths in "zoot suits" are detained for questioning in a Los Angeles jail after a brawl, Los Angeles, 1943. Source: Los Angeles Daily News
In this image three suspected members of the Black Widows, an alleged pachuca gang are taken into police custody, August 9, 1942. Pachucas were Mexican American women who wore zoot suits during World War II, also known as “cholitas” and “slick chicks.” The suit was a symbol of rebellion due to the rationing of cloth for the war effort. Wearing the longer and loose-fitting jackets and pants was therefore seen as being unpatriotic. Photo credit: Jack A. Herod / Los Angeles Times Vintage, Girl Gang, Fotos, Women, Suit, Pinterest, Sailor
three suspected members of the Black Widows are taken into police custody, August 9, 1942
In this image three suspected members of the Black Widows, an alleged pachuca gang are taken into police custody, August 9, 1942. Pachucas were Mexican American women who wore zoot suits during World War II, also known as “cholitas” and “slick chicks.” The suit was a symbol of rebellion due to the rationing of cloth for the war effort. Wearing the longer and loose-fitting jackets and pants was therefore seen as being unpatriotic. Photo credit: Jack A. Herod / Los Angeles Times
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