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22 Jun, 2013

Why the U.S. Government Spies on Communities of Color | Alternet

June 19, 2013 | WASHINGTON D.C. – Revelations of a massive cyber-surveillance program targeting American citizens holds particularly chilling consequences for immigrants and communities of color. Given the history of such programs, going back to the pre-digital age, these groups have reason to fear.

Who is mined, who is profiled, and who suffers at the hands of an extensive regime of corporate and government surveillance raises issues of social and racial justice.

PRISM, the National Security Agency’s clandestine electronic surveillance program, builds on a history of similar efforts whose impacts have affected racial and ethnic minorities in disproportionate ways.

Read the rest: From COINTELPRO to Prism: Why the Government Spies on Communities of Color | Alternet.