Today is perhaps the last blog of the year, and it will be tying into everything I have said so far.
Wait, who am I kidding? I think that it is time for a good old fashioned rant about the American political justice system. But first, even before that, let’s take a look at what has been written thus far upon this blog space.
I first began with an introduction, where I used the word blog a bunch. I then talked about the Jena 6, and how the justice system continues to fail in the American south. I expanded to talk about the unfair incarceration rates that blacks and Latinos are faced with every day. Poor folks, thrown into jail so often and so early that they never really get much of a chance to succeed in life. Then I talked about black people tend to get terribly long and harsh sentences that whites get rehabilitation or something equally fluffy for. I talked about immigration and how deporting Hispanics costs or justice system millions of dollars every year, monies that could be spent of social welfare programs and such. I looked at someone else’s blog and made a comment, and then bam! moved on again. I talked about a poor man who had been shot a bunch and then sentenced to death for kidnapping somebody. That’s a bad rap. At some point I posted a link to Chocolate Rain. I talked about Mumia Abu Jamal, and how racialized justice first got its start in America during the Cold War in an attempt to make the South not such a horrible place to live if you are non-white. I also talked about Disco Judges (enough said on that one).
So all in all it has been a good run. I learned that blacks and Latinos get blamed for a lot in this country, and I think that is why we imprison them a bunch. It is a terrible reality to face, an America that is so heavily biased against our darker skinned brothers.
Well, goodnight America, and sweet dreams. Maybe we’ll see each other around sometime.
9 years ago