If you've wondered where the near constant string of racism, classism, the failed drug war, and corporate America all come together, it isn't behind some shadowy government conspiracy.
Right now, in America, private prison companies are using an IRS gambit to turn American citizens into modern day slaves. Sadly, this kind of prison privatization has been going on for years.
Legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander thoroughly addresses all of these issues and how they collide in her book, "The New Jim Crow". Ms. Alexander spoke about the core messages in her book a few years ago, in an interview on 'Democracy Now!', that you should take some time to watch, below.
If you're seriously upset about racism, classism, inequality, drug reform, and immigration reform, now you know one of the major forces fighting you in reforming all of these issues - the private prison industry.
The key connection is that all of those issues are totally connected by big money. And their target is you. Pick up a copy of 'The New Jim Crow' by Michelle Alexander and start reading it - and informing yourself - today.