The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander’s book chronicles "how people of color are not just locked in, but locked out of civic life, and New Jersey has exiled them even further."
The scorn and dehumanization of the crack epidemic has been replaced by empathy and rehabilitation.
The failure to acknowledge our past goes well beyond New Orleans and Louisiana, as racial injustice continues to reside in virtually every aspect of American life.
Black love has become an avalanche: Each time something is thrown at it, it only grows greater.
Many advocate for education as a major, and alternative, solution.
Once it has your attention, 13th mobilizes the power of the visual and the sonic, along with human stories, to teach about hope and our capacities to make change in a way that no historical text could.
Any individual piece of evidence can seem innocuous when viewed alone, but gains an entirely different meaning when considered
If the drug war were truly about going after drug users and eradicating consumption, white communities would see the same levels of criminalization as communities of color -- but they have not.
May 4th was a day I'd been anticipating for some time. That was the day Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who heads the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, publicly announced a new agency-wide policy directing her staff to stop using "disparaging labels" like "ex-convict" and "ex-felon" in all their communications.
"I don't know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out on