Miller Center

American Forum - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander
December 3, 2010
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)

Michelle Alexander
Michelle Alexander

Although Jim Crow laws have long been abolished, MICHELLE ALEXANDER argues that a surprising percentage of the African-American community remains trapped in a subordinate status—much like their grandparents before them. This is the subject of Alexander’s provocative new book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” A long-time civil rights advocate and litigator, Alexander won a 2005 Soros Justice Fellowship and now holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Mortiz College of Law at Ohio State University. She also served as a law clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court. A book signing will follow her Forum.

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