Race and identity mean different things to different people, even in ways it’s spelled. Some prefer African American over Black. We asked different people in the community including photojournalists Jerrbul and Ali McPherson to investigate what “being Black” means to different people. Here are the answers they uncovered.
By Lauren Jones As of February 21, 2018, people of color comprised only 37% of the United States’ population, but were 67% of all prisoners. This staggering statistic has more to do with institutionalized racism, the impetus for the prison industrial complex (PIC), than the severity of the crimes committed.