HREQ 1800 Chapter 8: AP HREQ~SOSC- Offended and Offending Textbook Note (Chapter 8- Racialized Criminalization)
Blacks constitute a disproportionate representation of the prison populations. Black youths live within two concentric circles of segregation: one imprisons them on them on the basis of colour, confines them within a separate culture of poverty. Over-representation of blacks as offenders in the criminal justice system and an under-representation of blacks in positions of authority. Correction facilities don"t provide real opportunities but they are popular methods with dealing with young offenders. Blacks aren"t prepared to work under the same oppressive conditions known to their parents and ancestors; nor are they prepared to sit back and accept teachers" negative assessment of their academic futures. Some are told by correctional workers that the programmes wouldn"t rehabilitate them, instead they would be back in the pen doing time. In essence, correctional workers are saying there is a large population in the prisons of black youths which can still survive the canadian prison systems because it is humane and offers a future for them.