I am currently reading and processing Chokehold by Paul Butler. This found poem consists of excerpts from Chapter 4 “Black Male Violence: The Chokehold Within.” I highly recommend this book and think it is a great supplement to 13th on Netflix to more deeply understand how the criminal justice system targets Black men.
Save the lives of thousands of Black men
limiting access to guns
eliminate high-poverty segregated neighborhoods
entrenched poverty greatly constrains educational attainment, upward mobility, health
people don’t live in the most deprived neighborhoods because they choose to
white supremacy severely constrains choices
Save the lives of thousands of Black men.