Mass Incarceration: Slavery By Another Name

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The Afrikan Student Union at UCLA currently exists to promote, protect and serve the social, educational, and political interests of people of Afrikan descent. On Tuesday, February 4th, ASU Administrative Staff introduced a resolution to UCLA’s Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC) urging it, the UCLA Foundation, and the UC Regents to divest from corporations that have investments in the two …

Marc Lamont Hill: “We Create an Entire Industry on the Prison”

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The Afrikan Black Coalition (ABC) is a coalition designed to unify Black students across the UC system in order to discuss and resolve issues concerning academic policy, campus climate, and matriculation from the University. By bringing together the Afrikan/Black Student Unions from UC and CSU colleges, ABC presents the opportunity for unity in spite of geographical boundaries. This year’s conference was held at UC …

In Detail: USAC’s Resolution to “Divest from Corporations Supporting the Private Prison Industry” Passes

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On Tuesday, February 4, the Afrikan Student Union at UCLA brought forth a resolution to the Undergraduate Students Association Council’s (USAC) weekly meeting.  The goal of the resolution is to “divest undergraduate students association and UC Los Angeles’ from corporations profiting from the Prison Industrial Complex.” For those who are not familiar with the resolution and its implications, it sets …

USAC Votes for a resolution to “Divest from Corporations Supporting the Private Prison Industry”

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Last night, the Afrikan Student Union at UCLA addressed the Undergraduate Student Association Council with “A Resolution to Divest Undergraduate Students Association Council and UC Los Angeles Finances from Corporations Profiting from the Industrial Complex.” The endorsers of the resolution include:  Student/Campus Organizations: Harambee Council at UCLA, USAC Office of the President, USAC External Vice President’s Office, USAC Cultural Affairs …

Navigate the Pipeline

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The “School-to-Prison Pipeline” is a concept that highlights the systematic forces that push disadvantaged students out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice system. There are certain policies, such as “zero tolerance”, in affect that place large punishments on small offenses; thus, leading to the mass incarceration of the youth. Yesterday evening in Covel Commons, Incarcerated Youth Tutorial …