“Confronting the Carceral State: Criminalization, Confinement and Control”
This is progressive politics disguised as an academic pursuit. An utter waste of time and money.
FOX News reports:
University of Michigan gives nearly $2 million to group attempting to ‘dismantle systemic racism’
The University of Michigan is giving a group nearly $2 million in research grant funding to examine “the historical and current state of the U.S. carceral system.”
According to the University of Michigan website, the $1,999,834 grant was given to a group that is planning a project around “confronting the Carceral State” and will partner with community organizations “to center the voices and lived experiences of incarcerated people and criminalized communities.”
The project was given grant funding as part of the university’s “Meet the Moment Research Initiative” that focuses on faculty research and scholarship to “address today’s most pressing societal issues.”
The project is titled “Confronting the Carceral State: Criminalization, Confinement and Control.”
A press release states that the project will examine “the historical and current state of the U.S. carceral system, including mass incarceration, police brutality, wrongful convictions, racial criminalization and immigrant detention.”
“The team will partner with community organizations and impacted individuals to center the voices and lived experiences of incarcerated people and criminalized communities, bring transparency and democratic accountability to law enforcement, and “change the narrative” around the carceral state,” the project description states.
A press release describing the project states that it is an effort to “dismantle systemic racism” as well as “promote social justice.”
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