Learning About Social Inequities
Helpful links to help frame perspective and shape helpful action toward criminal injustices and socio-political inequalities.
Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From The Inside Out
Renowned meditation teacher and diversity consultant offers her tour-de-force on helping readers of all backgrounds examine the complexity of racial identity and oppression anew.
CANNABIS AND THE RISE OF THE CARCERAL STATE
Last Prisoner's Project study dives into the sordid history behind America's marijuana laws, and details the staggering human and economic cost of this unjust and ineffective crusade.
The Policing of Marijuana Prohibition—the first paper of the series—illustrates the ways cannabis policy has transformed police work; the "front door” of our criminal justice system.
The New Jim Crow (Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness)
Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly‚ Slate‚ Chronicle of Higher Education‚ Literary Hub, Book Riot‚ and Zora. An ever-important page-turner and eye-opener on the 're-design' of racial caste in America.
A Brief History on The Drug War Feat. Jay-Z
This video from hip hop legend Jay Z and acclaimed artist Molly Crabapple depicts the drug war’s devastating impact on the Black community from decades of biased law enforcement. The video traces the drug war from President Nixon and Rockefeller Drug Laws to the emerging marijuana market that is poised to make legal millions for wealthy investors doing the same thing that generations of people of color have been arrested and locked up for.
Arlan Hamilton: It's About Damn Time
Dig deep into this truly inspiring, extraordinarily cross-boundary read by this trailblazing Silicon Valley breakthrough and gay woman of color. An investor for underrepresented founders - women, people of color or LGBTQ - Arlan approaches topics of potential as only she can. Learn how to turn being underestimated into your biggest advantage.