Origin of Everything

The Racist Origins of U.S. Law

Season 3 Episode 15 | 12m 58s  | Video has closed captioning.

Laws are intended to maintain order and promote justice, but what happens when those laws promote and spread discrimination and bigotry? Today Danielle analyzes the discriminatory history of US law, tracing its origins in colonialism and chattel slavery up through the Jim Crow era and today's mass incarceration.

Aired: 08/06/20

Rating: NR


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