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“As a society, our decision to heap shame and contempt upon those who struggle and fail in a system designed to keep them locked up and locked out says far more about ourselves than it does about them.” -#MichelleAlexander #thenewjimcrow #blackhistorymonth leader in explaining the link between #massincarceration and #racism.

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For #BlackHistoryMonth we’d like to highlight the work of some writers and thinkers that inspire us and do valuable work. Angela Davis and Michelle Alexander are two women whose work on the prison industrial complex teach us so much. We were lucky enough to catch Angela Davis speak during our time at Columbia University! Definitely check out their books, or find them in the documentary “13th” by Ava DuVernay! #BHM

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Michelle Alexander is a well-known civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. While being a Soros Justice Fellowship winner, she also wrote a non-fiction and social justice book named The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. ⠀

#Racism #RacialJustice #SocialJustice #RacialBias #Stereotype #JimCrow #Activism #Activist #Advocate #MichelleAlexander #BlackHistoryMonth #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth #AfricanAmerican #BlackHistory #USHistory #Kirkland #theLWTech #LWTechRISE

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Continuing@denisebereading's February challenge. Reading books by black authors only. #newjimcrow #michellealexander #blackauthormatters

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The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander is a must read and should be added as a #blackhistorymonth standard. It is unveils the evolution from Jim Crow to the Prison Industrial Complex that through the War On Drugs has used Mass Incarceration as thr Nrw Jim Crow. Check it out if you haven't read it. #newjimcrow #michellealexander #blackhistorymonth #blackhistorymonth2018 #inspirationbytito #weareboston #Boston

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Michelle Alexander 🌟 The Activist 🌟
At the top of the Sunday @nytimes Lions of New York list, with @mxviv @beyonce and many more powerful, inspiring New Yorkers. #thenewjimcrow #michellealexander #activist

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How are you spending this #sundaymorning well glad you asked by #reading #thenewjimcrow by #michellealexander and drinking #coffee #socialmovement #educateyourself

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These two books are recent reads of mine.
The first, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, is full of alarming facts and figures detailing how mass incarceration via the war on drugs easily became legal segregation.
The second, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, if full of real human accounts on the effects of unjust laws and unchecked power.
Together, the two books are a sucker punch to the heart and the brain. I dare you to read these and still declare that we don't have a race problem!

#blacklivesmatter #warondrugs #massincarceration #legalsegregation #justmercy #thenewjimcrow #bryanstevenson #michellealexander #racialinequality #intersectionalfeminism #endwhitesupremacy

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My week: Went to @riversidenyc where #MLKJR made historic speech on his anti-war stance about the #VietnamWar! “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” On 2/15/2018 my two dear sisters had a dialogue about their fabulous work in the #Revolution of change! @unionseminary #MichelleAlexander & @officialnaomiklein were AMAZING! #Resist #spiritofjustice

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My week: Went to @riversidenyc to listen to my two dear sisters have a dialogue about their fabulous work in the #Revolution of change! @unionseminary #MichelleAlexander & @officialnaomiklein were AMAZING! #Resist #spiritofjustice

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My week: Went to @riversidenyc to listen to my two dear sisters have a dialogue about their fabulous work in the #Revolution of change! @unionseminary #MichelleAlexander & @officialnaomiklein were AMAZING! #Resist #Spiritofjustice

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From @ijessewilliams and @rosariodawson to Angela Davis and Michael Bennett, Black cultural figures are supporting Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi and demanding her release from Israeli prison. @thedreamdefenders Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. A big thank you to these beautiful souls and all those who prefer to see people as equals and to be touched when others are being hit by injustice. 🙏🏻 Stand up against injustice anywhere ... always! #blackpalestiniansolidarity #blacklivesmatter #palestinianlivesmatter #alllivesmatter #injustice #oppression #racism #occupation #notoisraelioccupation #solidarity #thedreamdefenders #black #dannyglover #rosariodawson #angeladavis #alicewalker #vicmensa #talibkweli #tommorello #michaelbennett #michellealexander #jessewilliams #freeahedtamimi #ahedtamimi #palestine #usa #freedom #equality #justice #weareone

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This has been one of the best books I’ve read so far this year—engaging, informative, and devastating. #highlyrecommended 8/40📚
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#bookstagram #book #bookporn #bookchallenge2018 #readingchallenge2018 #bookworm #gayreader #rgwgreads #thenewjimcrow #michellealexander #massincarceration #colorblindness #race #drugwar #instabook #instadaily

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Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarnation in the Age of Colorblindness, knows what’s up March 8th...#westrike #internationalwomensstrike #8M #michellealexander

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#spiritofjustice Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein at the end of a close to 2 hour conversation about, capitalism, the environment and racism at Riverside Church. The event was sponsored and organized by  Union Theological Seminary. 
#uniontheologicalseminary #naomiklein #michellealexander #riversidechurchnyc

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Black History Month considers the impact of attorney, author, professor, and civil rights activist Michelle Alexander. Her seminal book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" sparked a national dialogue on racial policing, racial profiling, the United States' failed war on drugs in urban communities, and the ballooning of the prison system in the last three decades.
Alexander asserts in "The New Jim Crow" that systemic racial discrimination continues to plague American institutions, particularly the criminal justice system, and that these practices were embedded in the failed War on Drugs of the 1980's and 1990's, which served as the catalyst for incarcerating millions of black men for non-violent offenses, thus the four-fold increase in prison population since 1979. Alexander links the racist practices of the Jim Crow era, the years between Emancipation of African slaves and signing of Civil Rights legislation in the 1960's, to present day, demonstrating the shape-shifting nature of American racism that has resulted in the social, economic, and political devastation of black communities. Her book is required reading for anyone who seeks to better understand the current condition of urban communities, and it's ills, as well as the contributing factors to disenfranchisement of black citizens in the United States.
During the 2016 Presidential election Alexander wrote a scathing essay for "The Nation" magazine that brought attention to the inconsistencies in then-presidential candidate Hilary Clinton's statements on race, and reminded the American people that it was Clinton who had championed some of the most onerous criminal justice reforms, during the 1990's as First Lady, which expedited the growth of the prison state, fueled mass incarceration of black men, and decimated black communities. Alexander's courage provides a model for us all to always value human lives over politics and personal agendas.
Alexander serves as Visiting Professor of Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

#michellealexander #BHM #BlackExcellence

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February 16th: The New Jim Crow by #MichelleAlexander. If you've read the book, share your thoughts. If you haven't, READ IT!!!! #Day16 #28Days #BFG #EEC2018

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Last night, #NaomiKlein joined Visiting Professor #MichelleAlexander for a second #SpritofJustice conversation. Their discussion touched upon the systemic evil of the neo-liberal project, the catastrophe of our climate systems, and the innumerable the most vulnerable in our society are suffering as a consequence of both. When asked for her ideas on what change should look like, Klein said, "Radical change must come from a collective process, where people feel like ‘we birthed this!’” #myunion
#Uniontheologicalseminary 📷@ronhesterphoto

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inspiring and honest discussion with the real smart ladies #michellealexander and #naomiklein on movements and the incredible importance of embracing intersectionality #spiritofjustice

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#blessed🙏 to hear Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, speak tonight with Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine, inside Riverside Church in Manhattan. They spoke for over an hour about how capitalism is responsible for our climate crisis and mass incarceration, how shocks are used to strip people of rights, and how society must reevaluate its morals and values. 🔥🔥🔥 #michellealexander #thenewjimcrow #naomiklein #shockdoctrine #disastercapitalism #riversidechurch #union #nyc

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At Riverside Church tonight, Naomi Klein and Michelle Alexander, "Spirit of Justice." Great conversation, packed hall! Both speakers noted the history of the space, where MLK gave his famous "Beyond Vietnam" speech in 1967. #naomiklein #michellealexander #nyc #2018 #uniontheologicalseminary #riversidechurch

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Repost from @thedreamdefenders | Their letter is so eloquent and the support from our brother and sister community is heartwarming and means the world - please check it out || @ijessewilliams @rosariodawson @tommorello #michellealexander @mrdannyglover @vicmensa #angeladavis @talibkweli #alicewalker @mosesbread72 and more! | #freeahedtamimi #freeahed #palestine #justice

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Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein on the intersection of racial injustice and climate change (among other topics) in the same space that MLK delivered his Beyond Vietnam speech almost 51 years ago. Check out the talk on the Union Theological Seminary website. #spiritofjustice #michellealexander #naomiklein #changeeverything

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@Regranned from @ronniesidneyii - What they’ve done in American prisons is akin to slavery. I worked at prison for two years, I’m speaking from first hand experience @13thfilm #TheNewJimCrow #MichelleAlexander - #regrann

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#michellealexander and #naomiklein spitting hot fire at @riversidenyc tonight. Both have been huge influences, it’s a privilege to hear them in one place.

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