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Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice: Black and Brown Lives Do Matter

Discuss an Essay

Throughout the year, university and community members are invited to share reflections on selected works of art, literature, journalism, and scholarship related to the theme of Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice.  Please identify yourself and please remember to be civil and courteous as we jointly consider these challenging and sensitive issues.


Please share your thoughts and reactions to this 2012 essay by critic Adam Gopnik, 
"The Caging of America: Why do we lock up so many people?” in the New Yorker:


The essay is a perhaps a little dated, referencing pre-de Blassio stop and frisk policies in NYC, but it remains one of the most eloquent calls for extensive prison reform. (Mark Auslander)

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