what do you think of wall street journal approval of alabama prison labour?
what civic participation approach should citizens take about that a petition perhaps and how to go abou that? alsso even though the alabama prison bureau has said they o not think praactical because 2000 prisoners already working is this still an example of racism?
dou you think that corporations should quit subscribing to the wall street journal because of the racist attitudes of the journal? or any other magazines which support privatization of the u.s. penal system?
- spottyLv 68 years agoFavorite Answer
First, all prisoners should be required to work at some job. It helps repay prison costs and gives many prisoners something to fill their days with. To me the issue of Alabama taking a hard stance on illegal immigration is a no brainer. Illegal is just what it says, whether it helps corporations cut costs or not. Are we complaining about the prisoners doing that kind of labor or the fact that Alabama got tough? If the federal government would enact a real immigration and guest worker program along with controlling the borders, the problem would disappear. Corporate greed keeps Congress inactive. Corporations as well as private citizens can read or not read what they choose. News organizations can, with some exceptions, print anything they wish. It's called freedom of the press.
- JoshLv 68 years ago
Murdoch owns the Wall Street Journal. You can expect it to take far-right positions. His FOX News lets racists rant on and on. I don't think anyone should subscribe to a Murdoch paper.
Given the huge disparity between convictions for African Americans and whites for drug crimes, while actual criminal behavior is identical, the use of prisoners for forced labor raises uncomfortable echoes of slavery and Jim Crow. (There is also a huge disparity between the sentences of African Americans and whites when convicted for the same crime. Charges of racism, therefore are not unjustified, even though it may be institutional and/or unconscious.)