Inability to Discuss Publicly Mass Imprisonment of Men

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Writers who have discussed mass incarceration have generally avoided discussing the vastly disproportionate incarceration of men. The important relation between social inequality and U.S. mass imprisonment has been discussed. The important relation between race and U.S. mass imprisonment has been discussed. But recognizing that black males are men seems quite difficult. Among other deliberative constraints, discussion of sexual inequality in imprisonment has been marginalized and trivialized as a backlash against women.^ That men vastly predominate among persons imprisoned is a fundamental aspect of the criminal justice system deeply related to fundamental structures of public communication.

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