Definitions of Key Terms

  • Mass Incarceration: large numbers of people who are imprisoned
    Jim Crow: laws established in the South after the Civil War to enforce segregation and discrimination
    ex. separate facilities for "Colored" and "White" for toilets, restaurants, public transportation, schools


    Colorblindness: the term used to describe that, as a society, we're not supposed to see color of one's skin, but, rather, treat everyone equally without regard to the color of their skin.

    Disenfranchisement: to deprive someone the right to vote
    What is a caste?

    What is a felony?