Bridge to Understanding - A Discussion on Systemic Racism in America

On April 4, 2017, Promise of Justice Initiative Board Member, Wilbert Rideau, spoke on an esteemed panel at Tulane University about the impact of Louisiana’s racial history on the current excesses in the criminal justice system.

He was joined by fellow authors who all linked the devastating history of slavery in Louisiana to over-incarceration and inhumane prison conditions.  Mr. Rideau also pointed to economic incentives which drive the continued expansion of the criminal justice system. 

Photo: PJI Director Mercedes Montagnes, Author Gilbert King, Civil Rights Attorney Mary Howell,

& PJI Board Member and Author Wilbert Rideau