Tag: Criminal-justice-system

Archived: Obama to Trump: We're Supposed to Stand up to Discrimination and to Nazi Sympathizers

Former President Barack Obama kicked off his campaigning for November’s midterms, on Friday afternoon, and took jabs at President Trump and the spineless backbones of his Republican constituents. Obama spared no expense rebuking the administration’s actions that have emboldened racists. “We’re supposed to stand up to discrimination, and clearly and…

Archived: Son of Murder Victim Pleads for the Black Man's Life as Texas Decides Today Whether or Not to Execute Next Week

The criminal justice system, which disproportionately incarcerates Black men, focuses less on rehabilitation and more on death and punishment. Mitesh Patel is pleading with the Texas Board of Pardons to spare the life of his father’s killer, Chris Young, a Black man, who after spending 12 years in prison has…

Archived: Lynching Memorial and Museum Opening Highlights America's Racist Past, Parallels Today's Killings of African Americans

Hundreds of people lined up in the rain to experience a long overdue piece of American history and honor the lives lost to lynching at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery Alabama on Thursday. The Equal Justice Initiative, sponsor of this project, has…