#FitTheDescription: The Dehumanizing Brutality of Mass Incarceration
Marlon Peterson, who was sentenced 12 years as a teenager for looking out in a crime, discusses perils Black Americans and Hispanics face in the justice system. He stresses the dehumanizing system in the jail and how certain demographics are more susceptible to it.
From The Root:
Mass incarceration is a crisis. It is a capitalist and racist endeavor that has purposely targeted black and Latinx communities through discriminatory policing, bigotry framed as legislation, and a deep-seated fear of blackness and "otherness." This system is, in large part, fueled by mainstream media for the sole purpose of pathologizing black and Latinx people until trapping them in cages is normalized in the nation's consciousness.
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