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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Monday, February 11, 2013

America’s new plantations: How private prisons make huge profits

Many critics say race plays a major role in the severity of the punishment dished out to nonviolent offenders. This in turn affects black and brown communities adversely, for according to a 2011 NAACP statement, blacks make up 53.5 percent of the drug offenders in prison despite being only 13 percent of the US population. Moreover, there is no marked difference in drug use between blacks and whites, but blacks are reportedly 13 times more likely than whites to receive jail time or stiffer sentences for the same offense. (Read more here.)

Corporations are now “helping” our federal government manage all this free labor—for a profit of course. Despite closing a long list of public schools across the country, with 24 more in New York City in danger of closing for 2013, prisons are increasing in numbers.  allvoices.com
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