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...about the plight of black Americans has taught to be more aware of my privilege. Also, it has forced me to become more conscious about every decision and comment I make and how they could potentially impact other people. My perspective is extremely skewed when it comes to the penal system and law enforcement because I only know from my own interactions (or lack of interactions) with them.
I would like to know more about how we as a society can change our attitudes towards the criminalization of African Americans . How can I, as a white person attempt to help these people? Does this change in mindset begin with myself? Is legislation or general awareness an effective path towards combating mass incarceration? Looking into the future, what can we do as a society from allowing racism and racial prejudge to undermine our justice system and oppressing a group of people?
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