With charges of racism and police brutality in the national news almost weekly, we take time this week to see if Seattle and the northwest escaped these issues.
Our guests this week are President Gerald Hankerson and Communications Chair Rachael DeCruz from the Seattle King County branch of the NAACP. We’ll look for lessons to be learned as well as systemic changes that can be made for a better community that we all share.
The Seattle King County NAACP is 102 years old and is an all-volunteer organization.
Learn more online at www.seattlekingcountynaacp.org
And in our second half, it’s Sunday Morning Magazine with Kate Daniels.
James Kilgore is a writer, researcher and educator at the university level, and a man who spent some years locked in a high security prison. He joins us to discuss his latest book: Understanding Mass Incarceration–A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time”. Since 2002, the US has had the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 500 prisoners per 100,000 residents, or about 1.6 million prisoners in 2010, about 5 times higher than other countries with high incarceration rates.