The New Jim Crow
The purpose of this page is to share information and generate movement building on the issues of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. The goal is to end this racial-caste system coined as, The New Jim Crow. This page is inspired by the book The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander. Alexander's book has brilliantly unraveled the plan to criminalize young Black and Brown men in America and provides solutions to fight this injustice system. We recommend all who are interested in these issues to, Read and share the book. & watch Michelle Alexander speak here.
Entries in harlem (4)
Operation S.N.U.G. (“guns” spelled backwards) is a multi-faceted, community empowerment
and youth development approach in response to the increase in gun and gang violence by youth
and young adults throughout New York State.
They held a panel discussion on Malcolm X Blvd on youth violence, police community relations, and Jim Crow. Here is video from the event.
Our Enemies in Blue, was a panel discussion and community conversation discussing the abusive behavior of the NYPD. The discussion was held at the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) on February 22, 2012.
International Socialist Organization - The racist practices of the NYPD are nothing new. But in recent weeks and months, the NYPD's brutality has been exposed to the world: from a New York Times editorial by a young black man who is one of the hundreds of thousands stopped and frisked each year because of the color of his skin, to the videos of the beating and pepper-spraying of peaceful Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, and recent revelations that the NYPD showed its officers the Islamophobic "Third Jihad" film featuring Comissioner Ray Kelly. And more and more people are standing up, from the outburst of anger after the NYPD's beating of Jateik Reed and murder of Ramarley Graham, a growing movement against stop and frisk, marches against NYPD brutality, and in defense of Jazz Hayden, who is standing up to retaliation from the NYPD for his tireless efforts in documenting and exposing their harrassment of Black and Brown people in Harlem. Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization (Uptown and Bronx Branches) Socialistworker.org
Robert Gangi, long time Director of the Correctional Association, has formed a new organization called PROP, Police Reform Organizing Project, which is seeking radical reform of police practice-- specifically practice such as Stop/Frisk and its racialized practice in poor communities of color.
King Downing is a lawyer, public speaker, community organizer, activist, and a member of the Campaign to end the New Jim Crow (CENJC), which co-sponsored the conference. "Racial Profiling is a deliberate policy". "Stop and frisk is a diversion" to distract us from corporate crime.
Brother Shepp, of the New Black Panther Party, a community organizer and activist asked the panel at the PROP Conference held at Riverside Church on December 1, 2011 addressed the question of reform v. radical change in police community relations. Shepp called for community control. It was a novel idea to some of the panelist.
May 21, 2011 was supposed to be the end of the world, well, it was the end of the world as many of us knew it when they heard Michelle Alexander dissect the criminal "injustice" system in America and its progeny---The New Jim Crow and mass incarceration in the age of Colorblindness.
The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow. Video parts 1 - 4 seen here.