Politics

"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"

Michelle Alexander

About the Program

Michelle Alexander argues that the get-tough-on-crime policies that began in the early 1970s were enacted in an effort to push back the gains of the Civil Rights Movement.  This effort, she says, has been successful.  Prof. Alexander spoke at the University of Tennessee at an event hosted by the university's Africana Studies Program.  

About the Authors

Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University.  Prof. Alexander previously served as director of the Civil Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School and as director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU of Northern California.  For more, visit: newjimcrow.com. 


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"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"

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  • Saturday, March 2nd at 10:30am (ET)
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  • Sunday, February 10th at 2am (ET)
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