Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University says that black incarceration is so high that it is "as bad as the holocaust". I never realized. Did you?
Dr. Boyce Watkins at Your Black World:
Jay-Z: Your people are suffering unemployment rates that are the worst we’ve seen in decades. We’re being locked away in a mass incarceration epidemic that is as bad as the Jewish holocaust. Kids are finishing high school without even knowing how to read. Young black males who look like you are having their heads blown off on the way to school.
My question is: What in the h*ell are you gonna do about it? Just show your face and do a few cute little charity events? Or are you going to think like a man and stand up for the people you love? Your voice has tremendous power. You’ve got hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank. What in the world are you afraid of? That white people are going to take it all away from you? It’s one thing for a poor man to be fearful of taking political risks for important causes, but when you are nearly a billionaire and just as fearfully silent, that is tantamount to a form of mental illness.