Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dr. Boyce - Black Men in Prison: The New Jim Crow

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 


“More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began,” according to Michelle Alexander, a law professor at The Ohio State University. Alexander is the author of an interesting new book called “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindedness.”

According to Professor Alexander, increases in crime rates do not explain the massive growth in black male incarceration that has taken place over the last 30 years.


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