For those of you who missed Michelle Alexander when she came to St. Louis recently, here’s the next best thing–a YouTube video. Alexander was humble about her lack of awareness of how deep and wide the problem of mass incarceration really was. Although many of us have been doing prison reform work for decades, The New Jim Crow has elevated the disturbing problem to a national discussion. Now, it’s up to all the people whose consciousness has also been raised to move into action to reverse the behaviors, policies and laws that got us to this place.
Click on the photo below to view her presentation.