Decades Later, the Plan Continues to Outweigh the Man

Leon, III, Wilmer J.
September 2013
Washington Informer;2013 Special Issue, pCBCF-4
The author reflects on the factors that caused the increase of racial imbalance and American African prisoners in the U.S. He cites activist and actor Ossie Davis' keynote address that explores how racial profiling in draconian drug regulation caused the growth of imprisonment of the group. The author also agrees with Davis on the need for the CBC officials to develop contingency plan that will help address the problems faced by the African American communities.


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