Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. She is a former Ford Foundation Senior Fellow and Soros Justice Fellow, has clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, and has run the ACLU of Northern California’s Racial Justice Project. Alexander is a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary and an opinion columnist for the New York Times. The author of The New Jim Crow and The New Jim Crow: Young Readers’ Edition (both from The New Press), she lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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New Jim Crow Cited in New York Stop and Frisk Decision

Two important decisions on Monday, August 12, indicate significant progress in the efforts to reform our criminal justice system: in New York City’s Floy


C-SPAN has selected The New Jim Crow to kick-off their new online book club. You can join the conversation on Twitter with #BTVBookClub and participate in the discussion on March 26 at 9 p.m. ET.

The Colbert Report

Michelle Alexander on The Colbert Report discussing her book, The New Jim Crow


Books by Michelle Alexander

El color de la justicia
La nueva segregación racial en Estados Unidos

Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander