The New Jim Crow: Updated with Keon Mangun’s Sentence

This is a reblog of an earlier post entitled “The New Jim Crow.” This update is to inform the reader that Keon Mangun, who sold heroin to dealers who then gave it to a woman 100 miles away was sentenced to 134 months in prison while those who gave the dead woman the drugs got 1 year. Of course, Mangun is black and the other dealers white. I am arguing for balance in the sentences and not leniency for anyone who contributed to this death. The imbalance is the New Jim Crow and this post and the book, authored by Michelle Alexander, is well worth a read.