[Ppnews] Survey: 3/4 of African Americans Have a Relative Who’s Been Incarcerated

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Survey: 3/4 of African Americans Have a Relative Who's Been Incarcerated

May 11, 2011
by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld.com

<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KPC3JX3>In a recent survey by 
YourBlackWorld.com, 74.8% of all respondents said they have a 
relative who has served time in the prison system.  Nearly half (46%) 
stated that they have a relative who is now in prison.

Additionally, the broad majority of respondents (78.2%) said that 
they have an associate or relative in prison, and nearly all (92%) 
said that they have a friend or associate who's been in prison at 
some point during his/her life.

When <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ryan-Mack/66323002518>Ryan Mack 
and I started the <http://nevergoingback.org>Never Going Back 
Initiative with the Your Black World Coalition (which you can sign up 
clicking here), our goal was to highlight the manner through which 
the criminal justice system continues to destroy the entire African 
American community.  Like the festering wound that we are too lazy to 
show to a physician, mass incarceration has threatened to destroy 
black families unlike anything in our nation's history.

I am calling on all concerned citizens throughout the United States 
to work with us to remind our African American Attorney General, Eric 
Holder, that this insidious, destructive, racist and debilitating 
problem can remain on the sidelines no longer.  It's time to deal 
with mass incarceration in America.

Please join our coalition to fight against mass incarceration.  It's 
time to push for the freedom that we deserve.  To see and hear my 
personal thoughts on the matter, <http://blip.tv/file/5132039>please 
watch this video.

Dr. <http://scholarshipinaction.blogspot.com/>Boyce Watkins is a 
Professor at <http://drboycewatkins.com/thesyracuseprofessor>Syracuse 
University and founder of the <http://yourblackworld.com/>Your Black 
Coalition.  To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, 
click here.

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