The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration and Racial Caste in the U.S.A.

How the racial caste system in the U.S. lives on today — slavery replaced with mass incarceration as the primary means of maintaining racial inequality.

Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration and the Age of Colorblindness” gave this talk at Riverside Church in Manhattan on May 21, 2011.

(Thanks to Joe Friendly for producing this film, and releasing it for free under the Creative Commons, Attribution license)