How Institutional Racism Is Truly Institutional

The most insidious thing about the for profit prison system, and also the state and federal corrections systems that we have in this country is that it appears more and more that it is a concerted effort on the part of a few to nullify de facto out 13th and 15th Amendments.

Martin Spett, Bronx, NY. 1947.

Ginsberg, Streisand, and The Village: Beyond The Holocaust

“You would go up these steep, narrow, stairs, and there would be a large room. Marijuana was everywhere. The people who weren’t smoking marijuana were smoking their own hand-rolled cigarettes. People were sitting on chairs, or on the floor, drinking either wine or espresso.”