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The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander on Democracy Now Part I

Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colour-blindness”, talks about the disturbing reality that the U.S. “War on Drugs” has actually been a war on poor communities of colour.

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One thought on “The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander on Democracy Now Part I

  1. Hey Joan,
    Thanks for posting this. It is a great interview.
    Unfortunately with the new drug laws that are being introduced in Canada are similar to the ones that were introduced into the U.S. If passed, we will no doubt continue to move in the direction of the over-incarceration of people from racialized communities and indigenous communities.
    Just one more reason to support people who are speaking out against mandatory mimimums for people who use drugs.
    Giselle

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