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 »
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 »
“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 »
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
(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.
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 »
(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.
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
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 »
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 »