Currently reading The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. It draws the link between slavery, Jim Crow, and the current criminal justice system marked by ballooning population consisting disproportionately of black and brown men. It seeks to prove that this system is nothing less than a new, racially motivated caste system.
I've just started the first chapter, and this quote jumped out to me as perfectly summing up the hypocrisy that went into the creation of this country. This is the reason I and so many others are skeptical of the notion we need to "make America great again", and the reason we must continue to say "Black Lives Matter".