Johnsons war on poverty policies sought to foster equality and economic opportunity but these initiatives were also rooted in widely shared assumptions about african americans role in urban disorder which prompted johnson to call for a simultaneous war on crime read an excerpt from from the war on poverty to the war on crime . From the war on poverty to the war on crime is smart engaging and well argued lauren brooke eisen national review hintons book constitutes the most comprehensive analysis of the historical roots of mass incarceration to date. Heres the basic argument hinton says that the roots of the war on crime drugs can actually be found in great society war on poverty discourses policies about delinquency the causes of poverty crime and race. The war on poverty is the unofficial name for legislation first introduced by united states president lyndon b johnson during his state of the union address on wednesday january 8 1964 from the war on poverty to the war on crime the making of mass incarceration in america. From the war on poverty to the war on crime is smart engaging and well argued national review lauren brooke eisen hintons book constitutes the most comprehensive analysis of the historical roots of mass incarceration to date
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