VIDEO: Lisa Ling Explores Why So Many Black Men Are In Prison
This Sunday, Lisa Ling’s “Our America” series on the OWN Network will tackle one of the most pressing issues facing our community.
Entitled “Incarceration Generation,” the special will explore the disproportionate number of Black men incarcerated in America’s prisons; how so many of us end up there and why it is so difficult for many of us to turn our lives around.
Check out a preview of “Incarceration Generation” below:
“‘It has certainly been the most gratifying work experience I’ve had ever had,’ she says of ‘Our America.’ ‘I’ve never been prouder of any work that I’ve ever done. And I really feel like this has been the culmination of everything I’ve ever learned as a journalist. And it’s ironic that all of these stories are here in America, in our own backyards.
‘Because I can’t tell you how many times throughout the course of shooting this series, that I felt like I was in a foreign place or a distant place. But the reality is that all of these stories, in their greatest complexity, are in our backyards. And we set out to try and understand or explore what it really means to be an American. And sometimes the answer to that is a very moving answer, but sometimes it’s very challenging.’”
Will you watch Lisa Ling’s “Incarceration Generation?”
Why do you think Black males are disproportionately incarcerated in America?
How can we turn things around?
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