Question 1: “When you opened the book, what beliefs about race, racial progress, and our criminal justice program did you hold? What biases, stereotypes, or assumptions might influence your thinking? What life experiences have shaped your views?”
Question 2: “When you read chapter 1, was any of this history new to you? Do you see similar ‘divide and conquer’ dynamics at work today?”
Question 3: “How does mainstream media portray our criminal justice system? How are ‘criminals’ depicted? What voices are heard in news coverage of crime? Whose voices are missing? What are the images, ideas, and messages that have most influenced your beliefs and attitudes about our criminal justice system”?
Question 4: “Who benefits from the ‘War on Drugs’? Who is harmed?”