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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled... read more »

Posted on February 26, 2013

A day ‘on,’ not ‘off’

Omaha United Methodist youths honor Dr. King’s legacy

Teams volunteered at sites such as homeless shelter, Open Door Mission and thrift store. read more »

February 19, 2013

Forgiveness & Reconciliation

“Some truths have to be really pounded into the national psyche. And one of them is that history counts." Roger Wilkins This year with Ash Wednesday in February, we have the opportunity to consider how Black History Month and the Lenten season are related to each other. As we... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on February 15, 2013

Immigrants for Sale

A brief video showing how immigrants are being sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits. http://youtu.be/vuGE1VxVsYo

Posted on February 12, 2013

American Violet

(2008- 103 minutes- PG 13)  A single African-American mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas. 

Posted on February 12, 2013

New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding... read more »

Posted on February 12, 2013

The House I Live In

(2012- 108 minutes- unrated) From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Posted on February 12, 2013

PBS Series on Race

Series on how underlying social, economic, and political conditions disproportionately channel advantages and opportunities to white people. http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-about-01.htm

Posted on February 12, 2013

Week(s) in Review Jan. 28 - Feb. 8

As Jim Winkler mentioned in his column last week, it's been a very significant two weeks for several justice issues. The Boy Scouts of America said Feb. 6 that it needed more time for a "deliberate review" of its policy banning gay Scouts and leaders. (UMNS file photo by Mike... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 11, 2013

‘Race & Theology’

Book addresses how racism manifests itself in society and the church

Discusses how U.S. has claimed to be God’s chosen nation, yet continues to practice racial discrimination and white privilege. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on February 08, 2013

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