Historic Markers Across Alabama

Racial Inequality in the United States

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Location: 417 Caroline St, Montgomery, AL
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.351    W 086° 18.744
  32.37251666    -86.3124
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Racial Inequality in the United States

Black and brown people in the United States often are presumed dangerous and guilty when they have done nothing wrong. Our history of racial inequality has created conscious and unconscious bias that has resulted in racial discrimination against people of color by law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Police shootings of unarmed men, women, and children, racially biased and excessive sentencing of people convicted of crimes, and abusive prison conditions make mass incarceration a dominant issue for the and people of color.

Hank Willis Thomas (b. 1976)
Raise Up, 2016

Erected in 2018 by 2018 by the Equal Justice Initiative.


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Allince87 - Modern Slavery
Wikipedia - Slavery
Wikipedia - Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves
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End of Racial Inequality in the United States