Category Archives: Federal Government

DOJ reversal on drug prosecutions will fuel mass incarceration and undermine public safety

The NAACP released the following statement regarding the DOJ’s decision to promote the use of mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes. The decision by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions requiring federal prosecutors to pursue the most severe charges possible, regardless of whether they would expose low-level offenders to mandatory minimums, represents not only a threat… Read More »

Would Next FBI Director Target Blacks?

As Democrats lashed out at the administration of President Donald Trump and demand the appointment of an independent special prosecutor to investigate the firing of FBI Director James Comey, a potentially more ominous question emerging among Black politicians and community organizers is who would be the next FBI director? The director of the Federal Bureau… Read More »

A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

In 1933, faced with a housing shortage, the federal government began a program explicitly designed to increase — and segregate — America’s housing stock. Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a “state-sponsored system of segregation.” The government’s efforts were “primarily designed to provide housing to white,… Read More »