The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

February 23, 2022 |

According to the NAACP, one in every three black boys born today will be incarcerated during their lifetime, compared to one in 17 white boys. Why does this disproportionate discrepancy exist?

Join Melinda Malik and Christine Clayton, Geisel Librarians, and Prof. Liana Pennington, Criminal Justice, in a discussion of the seminal work “ The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” Author Michelle Alexander outlines the development of a “caste-like” system of incarceration in the U.S. that denies the basic rights and liberties of black men fought for during the Civil Rights Movement.

Copies of the book will be available for you to borrow at Geisel Library.

Geisel Library offers this event in partnership with the Intercultural Center and the Criminal Justice Department and is part of the 2022 Martin Luther King Celebratory Program.

February 23, 2022 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The discussion will take place via Zoom, and a link will be emailed to the SAC community before the event.