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.
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Alan Bean and Melanie Wilmoth
Just a few nights ago, activists, former prisoners, and concerned citizens gathered at Riverside Church in New York to discuss mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. These individuals are launching a campaign built around the ideas expressed by Michelle Alexander in her book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” Especially concerned with the effect our broken justice system has on people of color, these organizers are advocating for a complete transformation of our system of mass incarceration. MW
I met Jazz Hayden at a conference in Chicago a while back and have been following his work ever since. Pockets of resistance to the New Jim Crow are popping up across the country and Jazz is at the forefront of this movement. AGB
Michelle Alexander, Author of The New Jim Crow, discusses the New Jim Crow during the panel discussion.
Michelle Alexander also sits down and talks with Joseph "Jazz" Hayden of allthingsharlem.com about the importance of movement building.
Watch Michelle Alexander Speak at Event at Demos February 18, 2010.
Litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, argues that we have not ended racial caste in America, we have simply redesigned it: The U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary means of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. Her provocative new book challenges the civil rights community—and all of us—to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America. As the United States celebrates the nation's triumph over race with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Event at Demos February 18, 2010. Camera, edit Joe Friendly.
Also, check out some video interviews on the bus ride shot by Jazz.
see other video testimonies on our youtube channel.