Tako: Ayo Show, Drop a Gem on em (Mobb Deep Voice)
Show: Ungggghhh (Rick Ross Voice)
Wja3: Don't yall have your own voices?
C4: And in today's pop culture news......
The Actual Article in its entirety...well plus us adding commentary:
Los Angeles —
Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” recently said:
“More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began.”
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C4: Hold up, they felt the need to add that little sublink about Chris brown dying his hair in a piece about slavery, and the prison system?!! Ridiculous.
Tako: I bet niggas in prison would like that hair!! LMAOOO.
Wja3: Niggas in Prison Fuck male ass. They're not to be trusted.
Tako: Amber rose lookin nigga. Wiz gonna get high on tour and try to smash him by accident. LMAOOOOOO.
Show: Maybe they just know that by beating women, subscribing to a European ideal of handsome (blonde hair blue eyes) and signing into slave like contracts that Chris Breezy's mentality is no different than someone in the Jim crow era.
Wja3: OK Malcolm X.
The L.A. Progressive reports:
Growing crime rates over the past 30 years don’t explain the skyrocketing numbers of black — and increasingly brown — men caught in America’s prison system, according to Alexander, who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun after attending Stanford Law. “In fact, crime rates have fluctuated over the years and are now at historical lows.”
“Most of that increase is due to the War on Drugs, a war waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color,” she said, even though studies have shown that whites use and sell illegal drugs at rates equal to or above blacks. In some black inner-city communities, four of five black youth can expect to be caught up in the criminal justice system during their lifetimes.
Show: It's our fault, we know that blacks are more likely to go to jail. We know what all our family members are in jail for, and a lot of niggas can speak enough legal jargon to audition for Law & Order, yet we still haven't learned!!! Stop Selling drugs....or sell the same ones as white people and get 1/4 of the prison time. Smh.
“More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began,” Michelle Alexander told a standing room only house at the Pasadena Main Library this past Wednesday, the first of many jarring points she made in a riveting presentation.
As a consequence, a great many black men are disenfranchised, said Alexander — prevented because of their felony convictions from voting and from living in public housing, discriminated in hiring, excluded from juries, and denied educational opportunities.
“What do we expect them to do?” she asked, who researched her ground-breaking book while serving as Director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California. “Well, seventy percent return to prison within two years, that’s what they do.”
Tako: Get the fuck outa here slime. This is the problem. We need our own academics (Besides Mychael Eric Dyson's punk ass and the nigga with the afro...kanye..cornell west). It's really a shame that white people are trying to make us look like sad little victims of our environment rather than acknowledge that they created the environment in order to discourage us from making it out! Why not tell little black teenagers "just because your dad got locked up doesnt mean you have to"? Why tell them, "yes, you are part of a system destined to fail. It's ok, its not your fault." It is your fault you little niglet! Stop sellin drugs or sell them smarter and stop getting caught!
Show: Agreed. I dont need a white academic to give kids scapegoats. America is built on handouts. Section 8 Housing, Wic programs, EBT, foodstamps, Child support.... Be more selective about who you let skeet in you...dont have 5 kids you cant afford...dont spend your rent money on a trade school and drop out. White people enable us just so they can justify their pre-conceived notions about "black folk."
C4: Heavy, heavy stuff boys. We just lost some followers.
Show: Unless they were giving me dome, who cares.
Tako: Head, head and more headdd!!!!!!!!
However change is to come, a big impediment will be the massive prison-industrial system.
“If we were to return prison populations to 1970 levels, before the War on Drugs began,” she said. “More than a million people working in the system would see their jobs disappear.”
Wja3: And this is what it comes down to
So it’s like America’s current war addiction. We have built a massive war machine — one bigger than all the other countries in the world combined — with millions of well-paid defense industry and billions of dollars at stake. With a hammer that big, every foreign policy issue looks like a nail — another bomb to drop, another country to invade, another massive weapons development project to build.
Similarly, with such a well-entrenched prison-industrial complex in place — also with a million jobs and billions of dollars at stake — every criminal justice issue also looks like a nail — another prison sentence to pass down, another third strike to enforce, another prison to build in some job-starved small town, another chance at a better life to deny.
C4: I think the tagline about there being more blacks in prison and on parole than there were classified as "slaves" was designed to do exactly what it did, spawn debate and make another white lady rich. Can they even prove that statistic? Who knows, it doesnt matter. What does matter is that she said some important things. In order for African Amer......
Tako: Boring!!!! Shut up. Blah blah blah.
Show: Tako's right. It comes down to this. Black people are the same people who endured slavery and continue to break through glass ceilings in the new millennium, what the fuck do we need sugarcoating and scapegoats for. What we need is accurate, real life advice. Here goes:
1.) There are other legal and illegal job options besides selling drugs. try them.
2.) If you sell drugs sell the ones white people do so you dont spend half your life in jail. you'll get probation an a PTA.
3.) You dont have to be a victim of the system. If your dad and cousins sucked dick would you do it? No. Didnt think so. Be your own man.
4.) Never let people make excuses for your action.
5.) There's no such thing as merely being a product of your environment. Being born at the bottom of a hill is no excuse for refusing to walk up. You'd walk up for some Popeyes chicken and a thick yellowbone bitch.
That's it. Drops Mic.