Professor Mitch Crusto Quoted in Louisiana Weekly Article on the Thirteenth Amendment

Professor Mitch Crusto was quoted in a Louisiana Weekly article on the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States.   Crusto is heavily featured in the article.  Among his remarks, Crusto says “Despite the 13th Amendment, today we still face vestiges of enslavement of African Americans.  One example is the socioeconomic inequalities resulting from continuing racism and another is our prison system.”

Crusto continued.  “The good news is that in America people are no longer the legal property of others — except the state.  People are no longer the property of individuals, although they continue to be in some instances property of the state. That’s pretty significant.”