Mass Incarceration Thesis

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As mentioned before, mass incarceration has created a racial profile that labels African Americans as criminals; Alexander argues that even though white people are more likely to carry and use drugs, African Americans become the principal target of criminal profiling. for one thing, Alexander meticulous use of statistics fully supports her belief as she mentions "A racial Profiling in Oakland, California, in 2001 showed that African Americans were approximately twice as likely as whites to be stopped, and three times as likely to be searched" (alexander 134).

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