Black Women and the Carceral State

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Women prisoners wait in line at the Parchman Post Office, circa 1930 (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)

No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity
by Sarah Haley
The University of North Carolina Press, 2016, 360 pp.

Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South
by Talitha L. LeFlouria
The University of North Carolina Press, 2016, 280 pp.

Sometime around 1910 in rural Georgia, a woman named Emma Wimms shot and killed a man named Raymond High. Wimms had confronted High about his abuse of her daughter, with whom he was involved. According to trial records, High had beaten the younger Wimms “severely.” When challenged by the mother, he came at her with a razor. She put him in the ground. But Wimms was black and this was Jim Crow Georgia. So there was only one place where an…

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6 comments on “Black Women and the Carceral State

  1. We need a serious effort by millions of people to end the police state. The masses need to be motivated. I don’t know what the hell is still holding people back. Cops murder and get paid vacations. Who ISN’T outraged?

  2. I have been pushing and working the hell out of thiz petition and all that i have gotten iz 610 signiturez in nine weekz. many more needed. Everybody should be outraged when a innocent and unarmed human being iz murdered by the pigz.

  3. Too many people have become desensitized to police committing murder in the streets of our cities. Pathetically accepting violence like this is dehumanizing. Shit has got to change.

  4. I had a few of my twitter friendz who had the nerve to tell me they would not sign the petition for fear after signing the police (pigz) would be the next person to knock on their door.So i told them i signed the petition and no pigz have shown up at my door.
    To many people have lost that revolutionary spirit and it iz a shame.

  5. Yes, it is a shame. The corporate manipulators have been successful in sharing enough crumbs from their table to take control of the minds of the majority of the population. It’s sad, but most people are weak-spirited sellouts. That makes them present day slaves.

    Thanks again for all of your hard work educating people.

    Peace & Solidarity.

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