Episode 42 – Prisons Ban Books on Liberation and Freedom

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Yesterday it was discovered that a prison in Illinois has banned over 200 books in their library. And guess what they are mainly about – race, justice, freedom, and liberation. We’re not talking about books on how to make bombs, they literally banned Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington.

We’ve seen this happening all over the country, but this might be the worst case I’ve seen. Today I’m going to unpack and explain how and why this is happening. I’ll give us some historical context.

And we’ll end with some serious action steps to fix the problem.

Let’s dig in.

This is Shaun King and you are listening to (The Breakdown)!


The United States not only has more people in prison than any country in the world, the United States has more people in prison, right here, right now, than any country in the entire history of the world….

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