Mass Incarceration Analysis

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article he focuses on the impact of mass incarceration on African American families and the challenges that they faced. He also includes the 1965 report “The Negro Family”. He also talked about different stories and victims, he gives data tables and graphs, and also digs up information from history. Coates article is 84 pages long so I am sure he had a lot to get off of his chest. Coates stated, “Family breakdown” “flows from centuries of oppression and persecution of the negro man. It flows from the long years of degradation and discrimination” (Coates 24). Everything about this is absolutely correct. In any situation or problem there is always the very beginning of that situation. So when Coates says “flows from centuries” he means that …show more content…

I fell in love with one particular quote that she stated. “On one hand, we are assailed by white men, and on the other hand, we are assailed by black men, who should be our natural protectors; and whether in the cook kitchen, at the wash tub...we are but little more than pack horses, beast of burden, slaves!” (Gross 31). Gross and a few women around the world are angry with the men in charge. She knows she can’t talk or work it out with the white man and she cannot turn to her black man because he 's not doing his job as a man. He 's falling short. The man in the house should be the protector and provider for the family. But if you 're caught up with the police or in and out of jail, then you leave your family at risk to danger at any moment. Gross feels like she has no one to talk or run too when she’s weary and feeling blue. And trust me when I say she 's speaking on behalf of the women across America. She needs her protector there with her to help her every step of the way. Hes needs to be her teammate at all times. Also she touched on these women dying in the prison or jail cells. Some commit suicide because they are tired of living that prison or jail lifestyle. It is like a fish coming out of its natural habitat, water and …show more content…

They’re more black young men in prison than in colleges and universities across america. Thats sad to even read and type. We need more black men out there in the world to help save the world. Each person can add their own contribution, one step at a time if the judges, cops, and other higher officials would let them be great. These people do not give black African American the time or the day for opportunity or improvement. Antonio Moore said, “ We have more work to do...we can only take steps and start this work by asking the hard question of why historical differences in both opportunity and misfortune have left us such a disparity in access to opportunity for all.” More wants to know why is opportunity being taken away from someone before it is even given time to grow and prosper into anything. And this is a very hard question because this is what these officials cannot seem to answer any time they 're faced with a situation. They know that these people that they are locking away can be so great at life but they refuse to let it actually happen because they are scared to lose their title, their rank, the name they have had for themselves. It so sad that people can be so greedy and abuse their power. I will never look at a policeman the same. There needs to be improvement with mass incarceration and i 'm hoping soon because I hate to see my black kings locked away and never allowed a second chance to the great at

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