Morning discussion compares incarceration rates to Jim Crow days

    The morning begins on a serious note at Palmer Seminary.

    That’s where the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, African American Interdenominational Ministries, Councilman Curtis Jones and Michelle Alexander are discussing Alexander’s book, New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness.


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    The group is gathering at the seminary at City Line and Lancaster avenues to discuss crime and incarceration rates among black and Hispanic males in the area. The book says more black men are in jail today than were enslaved prior to the Civil War. 

    The discussion, “Mass Incarceration: The New Jim Crow?” is meant to address some of the issues and further the dialogue around them. 

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