Sunday, August 14, 2016

Race, Gender, and the 'Carceral State' [BUMPED]

It's far-left scholarship and criticism, but nevertheless interesting.

See Gabriel Winant, at Dissent, "Black Women and the Carceral State."

And reviewed there, Talitha L. LeFlouria, Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South, and Sarah Haley, No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity.

Remember, this idea of the "mass incarceration" state is on the cutting edge of leftist thought, and it's obviously having a dramatic and dangerous impact on public policy (President Obama recently commuted the sentences of over 200 federal inmates, and not for just "non-violent" felonies either).

And see Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America.

Recall also that attacks on "mass incarceration" are central to Angela Davis's communist agenda. See, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement.

Know your enemies, people. You gotta know your enemies.