- Eye Opening
Michelle Alexander’s 2010 indictment of America’s penal system helped spark a new generation of civil rights and prison reform/abolition activism including the Black Lives Matter movement. It influenced the work of countless racial justice activists and educators. Alexander, a civil rights attorney and legal scholar, makes a compelling case that, far from having transcended race, the US criminal justice system has deliberately consigned millions of people of color to a new form of discrimination, disenfranchisement and stigma.
About the Author
Michelle Alexander is a civil rights lawyer, advocate and legal scholar. A graduate of Stanford Law School and Vanderbilt University, she teaches at Union Theological Seminary and writes for The New York Times.
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