And you thought Jim Crow was over and that we had gotten past racism in this post-racial, colorblind era. Nigga please. Don’t make me laugh. Thank you Ronald Wilson Reagan – the Conservative, Republican Messiah – for trailblazing the prison-industrial complex with your infernal War on Drugs bullsh*t. You had to finance your illegal wars and illegal arms dealing somehow, right (see a book entitled the Dark Alliance by Gary Webb for the whole story)? Why not upon the backs of Blacks? We’re the expendable problem people, right? Or how about Latinos? They’re pretty expendable too, right? Two million people in prison, in which almost half are Blacks, keeps the government paid, right?
Thank you, good sir, for helping to keep us Black men where we belong, in prison.
And let’s thank our “fair and impartial” justice and felony system for making sure us Black men can’t find jobs or vote when and if we ever get out of prison. Rich (mostly White) people in the suburbs or at Princeton get slaps on the wrist or even ignored entirely for harder drugs; niggas in the hood get hard prison time, sometimes even life sentences for frivolous drug offenses, marijuana mostly, which everyone smokes. I’m told those who have smoked marijuana outnumber those who haven’t. I could believe that. So Yeah. Fair and impartial? Like Hell it is – or rather, like Jahannam it is.
This is the America I know. What about you?