Race and the Criminal Justice System Discussion Series

The events unfolding across our nation today renew a long-standing call for fundamental changes to our nation’s institutions. While today’s cries carry echoes from protests following the deaths of so many Black people killed by police, and the hopes for change from the marches of the Civil Rights Movement, the current story of race, racism, and white privilege in America has its roots firmly planted in over 400 years of history. It is by fully understanding our nation’s legacy of chattel slavery that we can begin to combat our current social structures that perpetuate institutional racism.

 

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