Posts Tagged ‘Angela Davis’
In a series of lectures, this book addresses the shifts in US policy that have occurred post-9/11 in dealing with international and domestic law, politics, human rights, prisons, and prisoner treatment. Davis discusses her own past as a former prisoner and “enemy of the state” as well as the impact that racial legacies have on our current prison system and state of democracy. What responsibility does the U.S. have as the world’s leading democracy to take accountability for abuses of power that occur in our prison system?
This is a wonderful interview with academic, writer, activist, former inmate and black panther Angela Davis. Davis is an outspoken prison abolitionist and in this interview she offers her views on the impact of prisons in the U.S., race relations, the civil rights movement of the present day, and the influence of Obama on a supposed “post-race” society.
In this book activist, author, community leader, teacher, and former Black Panther, Angela Davis, compares the history of abolition movements within the U.S. with current movements to reform and/or abolish the current prison system. She raises questions regarding the necessity and purpose of prisons in our present society, confronts what it would take to transform prisons and the politics, economics, social and class hierarchies that support it. Her book poses the question: Are prisons the site of the next abolition movement?
Are Prison’s Obsolete cam be found on Amazon.com.