James Forman Jr. on ‘Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America’: When representation isn't enough
Published on October 22, 2017 with Broad Street Review.
In a provocative Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Endowed Lecture at the Free Library of Philadelphia, author James Forman Jr. reminded the audience that the term mass incarceration didn’t exist until the year 2000. His new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, is making an impact. It explores what he calls the “profound and profane human cost” of our criminal justice system’s poisonous racial dynamics. Read more.