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January 18, 2010

Another reminder of race and criminal justice realities to honor MLK's legacy

I have generally made a habit of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King's Day by encouraging everyone to reflect on the historic and modern intersection of racial issues and criminal justice realities.  I will do so again today principally by providing links to some prior MLK Day posts and also to other more recent posts spotlighting the enduring racial dynamics that surround the modern administration of criminal justice. 

As always, readers are encouraged to add their own perspectives via the comments (and also encouraged to keep it civil in honor of one of America's great civil rights leaders).

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Your readers may also be interested in a new book by Professor Michelle Alexander called "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness." Prof Alexander also has an Op Ed concerning the role of race in the California prison crisis, which I address in the Stanford Criminal Justice Center blog, here: http://blogs.law.stanford.edu/scjc/2010/01/18/governors-plan-for-prisons-ignores-racial-history/.

Posted by: Kara Dansky | Jan 18, 2010 2:14:49 PM

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