Do Not Pass Go is the second topic in the discussion on Justice or Just Us. The focus of this discussion is centered on the impact that prison has had on the Black Community and whether we can do anything to hinder it.
The 3 Questions
1. Does the Black Community benefit more than it suffers from the use of prisons in America as currently constituted, why or why not?
2. What do you feel is the biggest reason for such a disproportionate number of Blacks in Prison?
3. Is prison the new form of slavery?
Monopoly is my favorite board game ever because of the competitiveness and tactics necessary to survive and thrive in it. The game teaches you how to invest, how to take a financial lose, and that sometimes the wrong roll of the dice can land you in prison. All games aside, going directly to jail has been a reality in the Black and impoverished communities for decades. There are a myriad of theories and thoughts about why the pipeline from Our neighborhoods to prison exist, but the problem isn’t the how it’s the why! Why does it seem like 25% of Our male population is destined for trouble with the law? That means if you have 4 sons and you are Black, one of them is going to go to prison!! Are We really that bad? Are the rules really that strict? Are We ever given the benefit of doubt? Is the idea of the laws heavy handedness with Us to blame for the destruction of Black community?
Please write in and response to our 3 poll questions or post some questions that you would like to see asked. These question and more were addressed on March 18, 2017 during the discussion which is now airing on YouTube.