The voices of many scholars, activists, journalists, political prisoners and academics on the Prison Industrial Complex.
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Kind of bummed with the “professional” tone of this but sharing nonetheless - (hint: you don’t need to be an academic to know that the Prison Industrial Complex is fucked and must end OR for your voice to be heard and important)
I typically would ignore sideline snark like this, but the dismissiveness of this comment really irks me and deserves addressing.
It would seem you maybe just don’t know who these people are. Assata Shakur is a Black Panther living under political asylum in Cuba, Mumia Abu-Jamal is one of America’s best known, most outspoken death-row inmates. This is hardly just an arbitrary group of academics.
These are people who, through their activism, their writing or their careers have been instrumental in shedding light on the Prison Industrial Complex. And although I agree that everybody has invested interest in talking about the Prison Industrial Complex, disappearing civil liberties in America, and systemic racism, one way or another, all of these people have earned the right to be recognized for their work spreading social consciousness about the Prison Industrial Complex & the New Jim Crow.
The New Jim Crow
When in sorrow - - - - call John 14
When men fail you - - - - call Psalm 27
If you want to be fruitful, - - - - call John 15
When you have sinned - - - - call Psalm 51
When you worry - - - - call Matthew 5:19-34.
When you are in danger - - - - call Psalm 91.
When God seems far away - - - - call Psalm 139.
When your faith needs stirring - - - - call Hebrews 11.
When you are lonely and fearful - - - - call Psalm 23.
When you grow bitter and critical - - - - call 1 Cor. 13.
For Paul’s secret to happiness - - - - call Col. 3:12-17.
For idea of Christianity - - - - call 1 Cor. 5:15-19.
When you feel down and out - - - - call Romans 8:31-39.
When you want peace and rest - - - - call Matt. 11:25-30.
When the world seems bigger than God - - - - call Psalm 90.
When you want Christian assurance - - - - call Romans 8:1-30.
When you leave home for labor or travel - - - - call Psalm 121.
When your prayers grow narrow or selfish - - - - call Psalm 67.
For a great invention/opportunity - - - - call Isaiah 55.
When you want courage for a task - - - - call Joshua 1.
How to get along with fellowmen - - - - call Romans 12.
When you think of investments/returns - - - - call Mark 10.
If you are depressed - - - - call Psalm 27.
If your pocketbook is empty - - - - call Psalm 37.
If your loosing confidence in people - - - - call 1 Cor. 13.
If people seem unkind - - - - call John 15.
If discouraged about your work - - - - call Psalm 126.
If you find the world growing small, and yourself great - call Psalm 19.