Invisibility & Resistance: Education as Justice Work
Columbia University administrator Flores A. Forbes will discuss how race, literacy and education in America was used as a weapon against the enslaved and how it is currently used to measure demand for the carceral state. He will discuss how the U.S. Constitution and American public policy framed and legislated the carceral state of today. He will also discuss the 13th Amendment’s exception clause and all of its negative externalities. Forbes argues that understanding the impact of the 13th Amendment’s exception clause is critical to changing the narrative of how we talk about hyper-incarceration of people of color.