Mass Incarceration: Racial Disparities in the United States

Francis A. Gregory Library

Mass Incarceration: Racial Disparities in the United States

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Racial disparities in the criminal justice system continue to be a concern in the United States today. 

According to data from the D.C. based organization, The Sentencing Project,  the number of incarcerated Americans increased from approximately half a million  in 1980 to slightly over 2.2 million by 2015.  However, African Americans are imprisoned at more than five times the rate of whites.  

In recognition of Black History Month, Karl A. Racine, the first elected Attorney General of the District of Columbia, will discuss mass incarceration and other ways that the criminal justice system perpetuates racial disparities.

Join us on  Wednesday, Feb 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. for an enlightening  presentation on mass imprisonment and its disproportionate impact on people of color.