Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Incarceration Nation | Moyers & Michelle Alexander

Link to full interview:
Full Show: Incarceration Nation | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Michelle Alexander, author of the book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, (2010) is  candid in her interview on mass incarceration with Bill Moyers on his show, Moyers & Company. 

Alexander, also an activist says there needs to be "abolition on the system of mass incarceration". She talks of being encouraged by the movement that she sees is building to end the system of mass incarceration in the U.S.

Moyers and Alexander discuss the issues and direct links to the "War on Drugs" born of the "Law & Order" movement that she states was in direct response to gains achieved by African Americans in the Civil Rights Movement. Alexander says, "A wave of punitiveness swept the nation...we failed to develop a moral consensus about how we treat one another".

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