Friday, January 13, 2012

The Reality: America Is an Apartheid Nation

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s memory, here is a heart-wrending segment from Democracy Now! on the apartheid police state. One point especially relevant to New Orleans is that once this apartheid disenfranchising of young black men occurs, mainly through the drug war, their permanent status as excluded persons with few opportunities certainly contributes to the desperate, kill or be killed attitude that is the engine of our out of control murder rate.

Therefore, it is the very same police-focused "solutions" to the local murder problem that are making it get worse!

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