Prison Radio
Mumia Abu-Jamal

Name your devil.

I’ve never seen an election like this ever. The stakes are sky high, yes, but the options are bottom low, especially for black folks. None promise relief from the hell we inhabit in communities across America, and as ever, black folks hold the key, but to what? Certainly not our freedom.

Mass incarceration is still a foreboding shadow over our lives, an incubus that sucks the lives out of millions even after eight years of the first black president. And cops are just wilding, a blue riot of arrogance, mayhem, and unfettered impunity, and they mostly remain as untouched as ever.

Does anybody really—really now, we’re all adults here—does anyone think any candidate has a clue as to how this problem can be alleviated? Have you really heard anything? Then choose your demon. Just know what you are actually choosing.

From imprisoned nation, this is Mumia Abu Jamal.