SOC 134 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Social Integration, White Supremacy

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Lecture 24
The Lynch Mob
Between 1880-1930, mobs murdered over 2,300 black men, women,
and children
o oly doueted lyhig’s
Whites pulily argued that lyhig kept white women safe from the
lak ale rapist
o kept laks i their plae
o typically, the victims near committed a crime
White woe’s odies were used as a protet for lashig out at lak
men
Lynching Spread Inequality
Lynching
o Upheld white supremacy
Blacks could not find refuge in the law
o Upheld white patriarchy
Ireased white woe’s depedey o white e
High Incarceration Rate
U.S has the highest incarceration rate
o More people in prison than any other country
The Prison Boom
Between 1970-2003, the number of prisons grew 7x
o By 2003, over 7 million people under justice system supervision
Today, a prison population of almost 2.3 million
o 1 out of every 235 people are behind bars
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