Lately, there has been a lot about the cycle of poverty and criminal justice system, and this systemic problem manifests itself in Greensboro, a challenge to attorneys and clients both. To help narrow down the information out there, a proposed reference list:
- In October 2015, the New York Times reported on "The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black," which detailed specific statistics regarding race and stops in, among other places, Greensboro.
- Probably the best book written in recent memory on mass incarceration is Michele Alexander's The New Jim Crow, which details the depth of the epidemic, as well as some of its causes.
- Another recent book that discusses the issue of mass incarceration and the disproportionate effect of the criminal justice system on people of color is Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me. The book, a letter to Coates's teenage son, chronicles, among other things, the author's interaction with the criminal justice system, particularly through the death of one of his college friends at the hands of police.
- As for movies, there is The House I Live In , a documentary that looks specifically at America's so-called "War on Drugs," and its corrosive effect on American society.