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The Criminalization of Immigration

3828588437?profile=originalIn the cover story for the Fall 2016 Issues in Science and Technology, Harvard University sociologist Mary C. Waters contends that the problems of mass incarceration and undocumented immigration have created legal forms of oppression that, although not formally racist, have a disproportionate impact on African American and Latino communities in the United States. In order to bring ex-felons and undocumented immigrants into the formal economy, Waters argues forcefully that we need a social moveme

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10 Worst States for Black Americans

Wisconsin is the Worst State for Black Americans

In an article out today, financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St.reports that Wisconsin is the worst state in the country for black Americans.  The Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of 1965 — ending decades of government-sponsored racial oppression and intended to reverse the effects of hundreds of years of slavery — by no means have resolved racial inequality in the United States.

Across virtually all-so

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Conference Urges Americans to Heal Racial Wounds and Work Together toward an Equitable Future      

Will take "sustained, hard work" says keynote Michelle Alexander

Asheville, N.C. - The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) opened its four-day 2013 America Healing conference with a rousing appearance by civil rights lawyer and advocate Michelle Alexander, who decried the mass incarceration of people of color as intolerable.

Alexander, an associate professor of law at The O

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