We all know that our economy depends on labor and the workforce to accomplish its purposes, nevertheless, did we know that prison is also a great source of labor. The government talks about stopping the drug on war, which lead to mass incarceration, but little do we know that when people goes to prison, it brings a lot of money into the economy. Not saying this is a right thing, it is totally wrong. Young, innocent, people are in jail, and the economy is profiting off of this horrible cause. How does that sounds to the people that has their family in jail? Mass jobs are giving to the people in the community that holds a jail, or prison facility. Therefore, it will be very difficult to get rid of mass incarceration completely. people want to make money, but the fact that they are targeting Black people in order to make money is wrong. The most interesting thing is that we do not even recognized it, we live in a society that is colorblind. Police use the stop and frisk techniques to stop people that look suspension of drugs, and it is funny to say that most of those individuals are Black people. Even though we have rules that states that people are not allowed to be search if they do not want too, like the fourth amendment, but this rule have been violated, in so many ways. The fourth amendment states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized” (Legal Information Institute). The social justice system allow policeman, and other authorities...
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...done about it, because a) no one really take the time to create a new system for these individuals. People Just assumes that African American are horrible. Even though almost fifty years ago Dr. king fought for the same right. B) Just because we have some opportunity, African-Americans view these opportunities as Privileges. Black do not have privileges, White people do. We are blinded by the minimum of opportunities that we have. Think about this, American is full of immigrants. Even the white individuals that think that they belong here, they are also immigrants too, but yet they still think they are superior, because of their skin color. We Black people should know that will never rise above the fact that we are considered less because of our skin color, but if we work together, maybe we can try to keep our Black man outside the fence instead of inside the fences.
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