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Michelle Alexander, former director of the Racial Justice Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Northern California and a former law clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court, has written a provocative and thought-provoking book about race and incarceration, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
"Writer and reader... who gives, who receives? Both and both. And, this is why it is always necessary to leave open spaces in a piece of work, to trust the reader to get it, to not tell everything... the empty spaces are the handholds, footholds, by which the reader climbs into the work, inserting him or herself." - Crescent Dragonwagon
"Don't keep calm: More Black men are in prison today than there were enslaved in 1850, while Black women are the fastest growing sector of the prison population." Source: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness Learn more from Angela Davis' essay Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex - www.historyisawea...
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness offers a very persuasive argument that the U.S. Justice system has Caste-like qualities. Hmmm, think about it (great podcast, even if you only listen to the first 20min.