Resources on “The New Jim Crow”

This list of resources is inspired by Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, published in 2010.

The New Jim Crow: Ten Years Later

Interview with Michelle Alexander on the New Yorker Radio Hour, 1/17/20

“The Injustice of This Moment Is Not an ‘Aberration’” (NY Times column by Michelle Alexander, 1/17/20)

Introductory resources

Girls and women


Plea deals

Debtors’ prison

Corporate profit from the War on Drugs and mass incarceration

Implicit bias


Public Defenders

School-to-prison pipeline

Prison labor

College Education



Action in NJ