Re-imagining Justice Response

I knew that race had been built in to nearly all the systems of society in America: education, government, housing, employment, healthcare, justice system, e.t.c, however I did not know that race could be so deeply intertwined with such a modern field. Unfortunately, I am not very surprised, as most things in this country are catered towards white people. Black people and other minorities are ripped off and used by white people in many industries, for example in music, film, and fashion, so why not tech too? If I have learned anything in the past few years, it is that you need to be aware, discrimination comes in many forms and intensities. As described in the reading, the company “Promise” which is supposed to combat against the mass incarceration of black people, actually enables it. A company receiving millions of dollars from successful and influential black people to “fight” discrimination does the complete opposite. Keep your eyes open.

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