Friday, February 13, 2015

Black History Month

An important part of learning about black history and anti-black racism in the US is learning about the prison industrial complex (PIC). For that, we have a blog called Prison Culture. It doesn't explicitly say it's about black people, but you can't separate the two. Especially considering the fact that in this country, the PIC is the only place where slavery is still legal.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, feel free to read Prison Culture. And/or the US Constitution.

This blog talks a lot about how the PIC affects children. It's heartbreaking. Especially this one:

Talking to Kids About Incarceration

So many black kids have loved ones in prison that they needed to write a book about it. So many black mothers in jail that they held a conference so they could share stories. Incarcerating parents does so much damage to the kids, and the cycle continues.

This is a really important one. Read up, fellow white people.

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