I like to watch docu-series that slightly disturb me and only because it’s a reminder of how our choices impact lives.
Some people enjoyed watching The Wire for that reason but regardless of how realistic the show seemed it was still television.
MSNBC’s Lockup is REAL.
Now with a rough estimate of 30% or more of inmates being black males compared to a 4% population this is no joke.
I’d love to see Jesse, Al or the NAACP talk about that – and not from a “why are ‘brothas’ being railroaded” perspective but “what are we doing to stop the insanity”.
Now when that conversation occurs followed by a change in behavior then we will see progress in the areas of contention – but not before. Let’s face it: some people are of no value and present an imminent danger. They need to be behind bars.
In this clip Harry Belafonte and Hall of Famer Jim Brown are featured. I think it’s great that they continue to give back and reach out to men. This is something that more male “community activists” —especially those who claim to be so concerned about the state of the black race need to be doing.