Incarcerated Black women face issues of labor exploitation, sexual victimization, overmedication, and assault on reproductive rights. The incarceration rate for Black women is more than twice that of White women—a racial disparity that has remained even as the overall rate of incarceration has declined. Incarcerated women face a host of human and civil rights concerns, including labor exploitation, sexual victimization, overmedication, and assault on reproductive rights.
Ava DuVernay’s New Netflix Documentary ’13th’ Exposes Connection Between Slavery & Mass Incarceration
"13th" analyzes the criminalization of African-Americans, the U.S. prison boom, and their connections to the 13th Amendment.
Mississippi already has a reputation of a state stuck in the past, and this certainly doesn’t help with that stereotype. After 148 years, the state of Mississippi has finally ratified the 13th Amendment, which ended and officially bans slavery. Dr. Ranjan Batra, associate professor of neurobiology and anatomical sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical […]