Incarceration and Participation: The Disproportionate Incarceration of African American Males
Ultimately, this paper has addressed a wide range of issues, specifically as they relate to the African American community. My first main goal was to present the major ideas as they relate to race, crime and incarceration. I specifically wanted to look at the principal reasons why African American males are disproportionately incarcerated,and perhaps even find a factor that may have been overlooked with regards to incarceration. I also wanted to look at notions of participation, specifically as they relate to African American participation. It dawned on me, after researching incarceration and participation, that the two systems are inextricably linked. For me, reading Douglas A. Blackmon's, Slavery by Another Name, solidified the idea that our criminal justice system is focused on excluding African Americans from the political arena. I appreciate the work of the scholars and political scientists on both race and crime as well as race and participation; not only do they seek to find answers, but they also seek to find solutions.
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