SOC311H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Racialization, Racial Segregation In The United States

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5 Feb 2019
Racial inequality and mass incarceration
Racialization, incarceration, and prisoner re-entry
Disadvantaged communities and housing
Carceral devolution
Felon disenfranchisement
Racial inequality and prisoner re-entry in the Canadian context
Section 84 of the CCRA
Context: racial inequality and mass incarceration
Racial divide in the prison population
CJS as a vehicle for "race making"
Link between blackness, dependence, and criminality
Prison is new way for America to control black people, low income people,
manages them and keeps them away
Imprisonment as a common life event
In interviews, before incarceration people self identified as white, they
were more likely to self identify in a different way after prison
Sustaining racial inequality
So many blacks with a criminal record that its become its own social group
Even though the CJS didn’t create racial inequality, it does a good job of
maintaining and continuing racial inequality
What are some of the ways racial inequality affects prisoner re-entry?
Black people not as likely to get second chances if they make a parole mistake
for example
Limiting social mobility
Returning to disadvantaged communities
Prisoners coming from and returning to the most racially segregated and
disadvantaged communities
Destabilization of communities
Removal of individuals from these communities means they are
Lecture 4: racial inequality
Thursday, January 31, 2019
9:07 AM
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