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14Sep/150

The Enduring Myth of Black Criminality: A Companion Video to ‘The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration’

Another companion video to the just-published essay by Ta-Nehisi Coates (October's cover story inThe Atlantic), The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration.

In his upcoming October cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores how mass incarceration has affected African American families. "There's a long history in this country of dealing with problems in the African American community through the criminal justice system," he says in this animated interview. "The enduring view of African Americans in this country is as a race of people who are prone to criminality." You can read the full story on September 15, 2015.

Approximately 3 mins.

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