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More Black Men in Prison.. Than Were Enslaved in 1850

It was a tall claim. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness told a Pasadena crowd last week that more African American men are in the penal system now than were enslaved in 1850. More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began. A chilling claim. But true? We checked it out. Frankly, as an Ohio State law professor and author on the subject, Alexander is way more qualified than we are to verify the claim. (She ran…

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