ibes as "the new Jim Crow." From mass incarceration to police killings to the drug war, Alexander explores how the crisis is a nationwide issue facing communities of color. "Today we see millions of poor people and folks of color who are trapped, yet again, in a criminal justice system which are treating them like commodities, like people who are easily disposable," Alexander says. "We are not on the right path. … It's not about making minor reforms and plotting along in the same direction. No, its about mustering the courage to have a major reassessment of where we are as America, reckon with our racial history as well as our present, and build a broad-based movement rooted in the awareness of the dignity and humanity of us all."
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exander 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
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n Americans. Despite comprising about 66 percent of the local population, African Americans accounted for 93 percent of arrests, 88 percent of incidents where force was used, 90 percent of citations and 85 percent of traffic stops. The Justice Department, which launched its report after the police killing of Michael Brown, also uncovered at least three municipal Ferguson emails containing racist language or images. "The report does not give me hope. What gives me hope is that people across America are finally waking up," says Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling book, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness." "There is a system of racial and social control in communities of color across America. … What we see now that we do have the power to make things change. The question is are we going to transition from protest politics to long-term, strategic movement building?” This video is an excerpt of the Democracy Now! interview with Michelle Alexander. Watch the full 45-minute discussion here: http://www.democracynow.org/appearanc...…