Mass Incarceration’s Effects on Black America

Video: Bill Moyers interviews author of “The New Jim Crow”Michelle Alexander

Our organization is concerned that Black people in America are continuously victimized by the police and the courts. Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow” covers this as part of the broader phenomenon of mass incarceration. She discusses her book in this video.

From Bill Moyers.com:

America’s prison population has exploded from 300,000 to more than two million today due to harsh sentencing policies and the 40-year-old war on drugs. This week, Bill speaks to civil rights lawyer and legal scholar Michelle Alexander about why we need to end our system of mass incarceration.

 

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One thought on “Mass Incarceration’s Effects on Black America

  1. Do BLACK TEEN LIVES MATTER IN WESTCHESTER? I do not think so.Both my son and daughter were kidnapped beaten, raped and medically experimented upon by PEEKSKIL POLICE CHIEF ERIC JOHANSON, JAAMAL JAMISON,RAS BARAKA, GLORIA WOOD,TRACY OVEBY, BRAD WHEELER CHRIS BOYD,JAMIE PESSIN,ETC.MY DAUGHTER was set on fire AND HAD HER BABIES STOLEN AND SOLD

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