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The New Jim Crow

Lock-up: What Behind the Mass Incarceration Across the Nation?

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

Where have all the black men gone? Michelle Alexander, in her recently released book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, answers the question head on.

Where Have All the Black Men Gone?

Michelle Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michelle Alexander

Here's a hint for all those still scratching their heads about those missing black fathers: Look in prison.

The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michelle Alexander

There are more African Americans under correctional control today -- in prison or jail, on probation or parole -- than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.