|What colors do you see?|
I didn't specifically ask study participants to comment on how race shaped their incarcerated experiences. So, on the one hand, I have little data about race. On the other hand, all the data is about race because the US criminal justice system is so racial-ized. Visible. Invisible.
To help me along, I have been reading Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. And doing a lot of yoga. So here we go. Deep breath right into the twist. Let's see if I can begin let go of what is held right under our shoulder blades.