Ta-Nehisi Coates Explores the Enduring Myth of Black Criminality

“There’s a long history in this country of dealing with problems in the African American community through the criminal justice system.The enduring view of African Americans in this country is as a race of people who are prone to criminality.”

I’m still reading “The Black Family and the Age of Incarceration,” Ta-Nehisi’s 17,000 word Atlantic Cover story on the prison systems’ detrimental impact on the Black-American family.

The prison system isn’t broken. It’s doing exactly what it was built to do, and we’re finally reconciling with this fact.



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