Bringing Down the New Jim Crow

Series produced by Chris Moore-Backman

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Image by: Lloyd DeGrane 

Inspired by Michelle Alexander's groundbreaking book THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS, this series of radio documentaries explores the intersection of the drug war, mass incarceration, and race in the contemporary U.S.

Episode One-- A Bitter Harvest: California, Marijuana, and the New Jim Crow

Episode Two-- On the Other Side of the Myth: A Conversation with Michelle Alexander and Tim Wise

Episode Three-- Children of the Same Sorrow: The U.S./Mexico Caravan for Peace Takes On the Drug War

Episode Four-- A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad: Making a Break for Freedom During the Era of Mass Incarceration


4 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, points to A New Way of Life Re-Entry Program in South Los Angeles as a model for the kind of bold i...

Bought by KQED


  • Added: Jun 04, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This moving and provocative documentary chronicles the historic journey of the “U.S./Mexico Caravan for Peace,” which from August 12th to Septembe...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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This second installment in the series titled Bringing Down the New Jim Crow features the first ever dialog between legal scholar Michelle Alexander...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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This documentary views Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" through the lens of California's ma...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:00