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Published on Apr 26, 2011
Michelle Alexander discusses her new book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" in which she argues that systemic racial discrimination in the United States has resumed following the Civil Rights Movement's gains, implicit but legalized and of devastating social consequences, with the domestic War on Drugs and other government polices. Alexander considers the scope and impact of this current law enforcement, legal and penal activity to be comparable with that of the Jim Crow laws of the 19th and 20th centuries. This event was co-sponsored by the Flintridge Center.