Extra Notes .docx - Michella Alexander Slavery\u2019s purpose from the beginning was to produce wealth for white society Creation of police forces to

Extra Notes .docx - Michella Alexander Slaveryu2019s...

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Michella Alexander - Slavery’s purpose from the beginning was to produce wealth for white society - Creation of police forces to protect white wealth property - Mass incarceration came to replace slavery o Need for way to continue accumulating capital for white wealthy landowners/capitalist class in the United States o Jim Crow laws introduced to keep white wealth separate in order to be able to invest + wanted access to cheap/free labour o White men who wanted to keep wealth and property to keep power and right to rule secured it through means including segregation + create new labouring caste for cheap labour o What we see in prison system is a direct linkage of the past Why is incarceration the new Jim Crow? - Prison labour becomes new form of producing massive white capital o Often outsourced - Maintains stratification - Caste is maintained formally incarcerated people marked as criminal/felons - Being formally incarcerated affects entire life voting rights, where they can live, jobs, etc.

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