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According to the NAACP, one in six black men had been incarcerated as of 2001.  If the current trend continues, one in three black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime.  Together African Americans and Hispanics make up 58% of all prisoners in 2008, even though the two groups together comprise only one quarter of the US population.  Five times as many Whites are using drugs as compared to African Americans, yet African Americans are sent to prison for drug offenses at 10 times the rate of Whites.  And then there are the examples of highly publicized cases involving African American males - Central Park 5, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and the  Ferguson, MO unrest, just to name a few.  So what is going on with the justice system in America?  Why are many in the African American community asking, "Is it justice...or just us?".  On the next Another View, powerful conversation about justice in America with legal scholars Amos N. Jones, Assistant Professor of Law at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University; Dr. Eric Claville, Assistant Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Assistant Professor/Pre-Law Advisor for the Department of Political Science and History, Hampton University; and John Pierre, Vice Chancellor and Professor of Law, Southern University Law Center.  Join us for this critical discussion on the next Another View, Friday, September 19 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us on this blog!

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