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The Stacked Deck: Race and America’s Unjust Criminal Justice System

Overview

Presented as a part of the series 400 Years of Inequality: Slavery, Race, and Our Unresolved History.

Biased policing. Discriminatory sentencing. Over-incarceration of black people. America’s long history of segregation and structural racism has led to today’s racialized criminal justice system. How do we address the roots of a system designed to perpetuate racial subjugation? Can we realize a just and equal future? Join Nick Turner, president and director of the Vera Institute of Justice, and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America, for this look at centuries of racial injustice, and how white Americans have reaped the benefits while black Americans have paid the price.

This program is presented in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice.

This program is presented as part of Brooklyn Historical Society’s 400 Years of Inequality: Slavery, Race, and Our Unresolved History initiative, an immersive series of reflection, analysis, and discussion acknowledging our nation’s unresolved history of slavery.

Detail

Thursday, October 10, 2019

6:00 pm

Admission

  • General Admission $15
  • Member Admission $10
reserve tickets

Thanks to our funders

This series is made possible through the generous support of Joanne Witty and Eugene Keilin, Sylvia and Byron Lewis, Margaret Seiler and Hovey Brock, Alexandra Bowie and Daniel Richman, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, The Scherman Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and donors to BHS’s Race and History Fund.

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Thanks to our programming partners

BHS is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Community Foundation, Coming to the Table, Facing History and Ourselves, the New School’s 400 Years of Inequality initiative, the Social Science Research Council, and the Vera Institute of Justice.