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Fifty years after Martin Luther King gave the “I Have a Dream” speech, mass incarceration has become a modern-day analogue to Jim Crow. Some 65 million Americans -- disproportionately people of color -- have criminal records.
To say that internet comments are often misinformed is kind of like saying Nelson Mandela was a pretty cool guy. It's about as understated as understatements get.
The American ideal is equal justice under law -- a nation where everyone plays by the same rules and pays the same penalties when they break those rules. This ideal is not reality, as our recent video with Glenn Greenwald reveals.