Civil Rights violation charges were filed aganist Meridan, Missippi for running a school-to-priosn pipeline in which African Americans children were sent to prison for minor school infractions. Another example of how over-sentencing contributes to America's two million plus prison population; the largest prison population in the world. I watched the debate and was not surprise that this is a subject that both President Obama and Govenor Romney steer clear; Romeny maybe becasue of indifference and Obama, to not appear soft on crime or soft on blacks. Obama also fear alienating his white supporters who do not see American high prison population as unjust. In a picture from one of the prisons, a young person wrote on the cell wall, "God is good" and "I love God".
Who can tell God to enter not where He wills to be, even in prisons.
I applaud the Civil Right Lawyers who filed charges on behalf of these young people this past Wednesday. These children deserve hope and a future, every white child, Asian child, Indian child. It is said that America makes immigrants feel more welcome than African American youth where in too many cases the message is "go away" and we wonder why some are so angry. Reading about these black students in Mississippi; I thought of a poem. I think I will call it Black Stock.
Due to the war on minorities aka war on drugs The Dow Jones reported that black stock rose today
So investors put their money in the America's Prison Industrial Complex in hopes of getting paid
Oh well, they're been making money off of black folks since the slave trade
Beautiful shiney black bodies that the world traded
No terrorism is not right
Neither are racist cops riding in the night
Terrorizing urban cities with brutility and fear
With the legal lynching of those we hold dear
And when a black child is charged with a crime today
He is forced to take a plea and thrown away
Tell me why a ferocious lion can be taken down with a tranqulizer gun
But deadly weapons are the weapons of choice when it comes to our sons
How can a nation ever hope to redeem its soul
When it refuse to acknowlege those that it owes...