The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander

Posted: September 16, 2012 in The New Jim Crow
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In her new book, Ms. Alexander addresses issues such as mass incarceration, new drug laws, racial profiling, and other issues that have subsequently come about from President Ronald Reagan’s announcement of a “War on Drugs” in 1982.  At its inception, crime and drug abuse were at a low point in America.  Students from a local college and students from a nearby federal prison are currently studying this book together.  We want to know your thoughts on this complex topic.  Is there a war on drugs? If so, who is the enemy and who are the victims?  Who suffers the most and who benefits from such a campaign?  The poor and helpless people that are stuck in America’s low-income communities, or American citizens in general?  Please share your thoughts and ideas.


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