Michelle Alexander on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” Handsbarsweb_ok Part II of our interview with legal scholar, civil rights advocate and author Michelle Alexander. Her book is The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Alexander argues that although Jim Crow laws have been eliminated, the racial caste system it set up was not eradicated. It’s simply been redesigned, and now racial control functions through the criminal justice system. [includes rush transcript]
If you are inclined to be silent about the current mass imprisonment of Black men it is because your mind is still functioning in the benumbed mode of
A DOMESTICATED SLAVE.
"And I began to wonder why "they" had so much and other people had so little and why everybody I knew worked harder than "they."
WHO MADE THIS ARRANGEMENT?"
(Dr John Henrik Clarke)
Isn't the current mass imprisonment of Black men