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Mass Incarceration: How Much Do You Really Know?

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  1. What is Mass Incarceration?

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    The unfair separation of races
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    The substantial increase of imprisoned people
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    The result of people accusing others of a crime
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    A combination of all of these
  2. Who are 3 leaders involved in the movement against Mass Incarceration?

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    Cory Booker, Michelle Alexander, Hallie Israel
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    Michelle Alexander, Jane Addams, Ezra Jack Keats
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    Dwayne Johnson, Ruta Sepetys, Malala Yousafzai
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    Richard Nixon, Elizabeth Warren, Donovan Smith
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    Cory Booker is a democratic senator from New Jersey, Michelle Alexander is the author of the book, "The New Jim Crow", and Hallie Israel is a senior in College and founder of the OSU Student Alliance for Prison Reform

  3. What is one opinion you heard in the video?

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    It is benefitting society and should not be stopped
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    It is disproportionately affecting minorities and poor people
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    Black people are given too much sympathy and deserve the punishment
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    Mass Incarceration needs to be stopped but their are other issues that are more important
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    Cory Booker expressed this opinion in an interview with Meet the Press

  4. How/When did the current wave of Mass Incarceration really come into view?

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    During the 1950’s when blacks were arrested for peaceful protest
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    In the ‘20’s when women were arrested for having short hair and drop waist dresses
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    Recently, when Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida
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    In the ‘70’s, when President Nixon declared a war on drugs
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    New laws are cracking down on drug use, resulting in more people being arrested

  5. Which of the following is NOT a lasting impact of Mass Incarceration?

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    1 in 3 black men with little education are likely to be arrested in their lifetime
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    1 in 15 black children have a parent who is incarcerated
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    Black people are 2.6x more likely to be arrested for drug use than Whites
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    Anger among citizens because imprisonment is unproven as a rehabilitation for behavior
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    Actually, 1 in 9 black children have a parent who is incarcerated

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