Tagged criminal justice

Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline: South Florida’s Approach

By Jeremy Thompson[1] The U.S. incarceration rate has increased 700% since 1970.[2] As a result, the U.S. has the highest prison population in the world.[3] In the U.S., only 12% of the population is Black.[4] Yet, despite living in a “post-racial,” “colorblind” society,” 38% of the prison population is composed of Blacks.[5] Part of this…

UPCOMING EVENT: Obama Legacy Symposium

In collaboration with ACS, DOS Grant Fund, and others, we bring you… Ron Klain: The Economy & Ebola Monday, November 14 at 12 p.m. in WCC B015 Serving as the “Ebola Czar,” chief of staff to VP’s Biden and Gore, and top debate prep advisor to a number of Democratic Presidential nominees are just a…

On Racial Bias and Police Shootings

By Simon Hedlin* More than a hundred blacks have been shot and killed by the police this year. According to data compiled by The Washington Post, nearly 600 individuals have died in police shootings in 2016. About half of those killed were ethnic minorities, and blacks were more than twice as likely to be fatally…

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