From the slave trade to legal segregation, many public policies throughout American history have harmed Black communities.
These days African-Americans make up more than a third of the prisoner population in the U.S., despite their being just 12 percent of the general population.
Filmmaker and activist Raheim Shabazz says this skew begins in public schools, which have become one end of the school-to-prison pipeline. His films, "Elementary Genocide," parts one and two, screen at Southern Oregon University this week.
Shabazz joins us in the studio with analysis.