The New Jim Crow
The purpose of this page is to share information and generate movement building on the issues of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. The goal is to end this racial-caste system coined as, The New Jim Crow. This page is inspired by the book The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander. Alexander's book has brilliantly unraveled the plan to criminalize young Black and Brown men in America and provides solutions to fight this injustice system. We recommend all who are interested in these issues to, Read and share the book. & watch Michelle Alexander speak here.
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Michelle Alexander, Author of The New Jim Crow, discusses the New Jim Crow during the panel discussion.
Michelle Alexander also sits down and talks with Joseph "Jazz" Hayden of allthingsharlem.com about the importance of movement building.
May 21, 2011 - Michelle Alexander along with VOCAL-NY, Mission and Social Justice Ministry of the Riverside Church, The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow and Drug Policy Alliance joined together to hold a press conference outside of Riverside Church in Harlem, NY.
The press conference was calling for parolee voting rights and an end to illegal marijuana arrests that have targeted people of color.
Senior Minister of Riverside Church, Rev. Stephen H. Phelps strongly endorsed the Campaign To End The New Jim Crow.
Press conference calling for parolee voting rights and an end to illegal marijuana arrests that have targeted people of color.
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May 21, 2011 was supposed to be the end of the world, well, it was the end of the world as many of us knew it when they heard Michelle Alexander dissect the criminal "injustice" system in America and its progeny---The New Jim Crow and mass incarceration in the age of Colorblindness.
The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow. Video parts 1 - 4 seen here.
Watch Michelle Alexander Speak at Event at Demos February 18, 2010.
Litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, argues that we have not ended racial caste in America, we have simply redesigned it: The U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary means of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. Her provocative new book challenges the civil rights community—and all of us—to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America. As the United States celebrates the nation's triumph over race with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Event at Demos February 18, 2010. Camera, edit Joe Friendly.