ALEXANDER: The system of mass incarceration has grown and sprawled and developed an appetite that is gobbling up people in communities of all colors, but if it hadn’t been for the fact that it began with a group of people defined by race that we as a nation have learned not to care about, we wouldn’t be talking about 2 million people behind bars today.
STEVENSON: People say all the time, “Well, I don’t understand how people could have tolerated slavery. How could they have made peace with that? How could people have gone to a lynching, and participated in that? How did people make sense of the segregation, this white and colored only drinking? That’s so crazy, if I was living at that time I would have never tolerated anything like that.” And the truth is we are living at this time, and we are tolerating it.
Please pre-read these and take notes. Further your notes should be created when watchig the Documentary. Again as we said in class make sure your parents are okay with it. Best of luck. Remember we may have quizzes that are open note but they have to be your notes.