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An article on the history of Juneteenth and the current state of emancipation for Black Americans in the U.S... The author delves heavily into the issue of the prison industrial complex. "Just as slavery, by whatever name, eventually gave way to Jim Crow, Jim Crow has been replaced with the 'New Jim Crow'. Legal scholar Michelle Alexander explains that the New Jim Crow is the latest version of a racial caste system that keeps black Americans convicted of crime, locked up, and locked out of the benefits of full citizenship."
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