Convocations

Dr. Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow
February 10, 2011 , 3:00 p.m.
Phelps Stokes
Long-time civil rights advocate and litigator, winner of 2005 Soros Justice Fellowship, and former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, Dr. Alexander holds a joint appointment with Ohio State’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law, where she teaches courses on race, civil rights, and criminal justice. In her new book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness, she argues that the criminal justice system functions as a contemporary means of racial control. Co-sponsored with the BCC, AAAS, and the CCC. Carter G. Woodson Memorial Convocation.

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