African American men make up 6% of the United States population, but 44% of the population in U.S. federal and state penitentiaries. This needs to change.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Michelle Alexander on the New Jim Crow | National Radio Project
If you missed Michelle Alexander live, here is a great opportunity to hear her speak.
Michelle Alexander has struck a chord in so-called ‘post racial’ America. The Ohio State University law professor makes the case that the United States’ current criminal justice system policies can be traced directly back to slavery. Those targeted now, as they were then, are African Americans.