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Michelle Alexander
Michelle AlexanderHeadshot

Michelle Alexander

Best-selling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, scheduled for a special 10th anniversary release in January of 2020

Michelle Alexander’s acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is scheduled for a special 10th anniversary edition to be released in January 2020. Her celebrated book peels back the curtain on systemic racism in the American prison system, which the New York Review of Books described as “striking in the intelligence of her ideas, her powers of summary, and the force of her writing.” With equal force and candor on stage, she takes a hard look at racial injustice in the modern legal system to reveal how mass incarceration has come to replace segregation.

In her acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle peels back the curtain on systemic racism in the American prison system, which the New York Review of Books described as “striking in the intelligence of her ideas, her powers of summary, and the force of her writing.” With equal force and candor on stage, she breaks the silence about racial injustice in the modern legal system to reveal how mass incarceration has come to replace segregation.

Michelle, a legal scholar, social justice advocate, columnist at The New York Times and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, explores the myths surrounding our criminal justice system from a racial and ethical standpoint, and offers solutions for combating this epidemic. Delivering an emphatic wake-up call from the “colorblind slumber” that our country has fallen under, she leaves audiences with a new perspective on the challenges facing the civil rights community and a rousing call-to-action for a multi-racial, multi-ethnic human rights movement for justice in America.

Best-selling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, scheduled for a special 10th anniversary release in January of 2020
Keywords: Mass Incarceration; Civil Rights; Human Rights; Race; Black History Month

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