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

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Even as America celebrates the 1 year anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration, race remains a dominant factor in our society. In her book, The New Jim Crow, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that our current reliance on mass incarceration amounts to a devastating system of racial control in America. Join Michelle Alexander and host Joe Conason for a frank discussion on race in America.

Michelle Alexander is a longtime civil rights advocate and litigator. She holds a joint appointment at the Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in Columbus, Ohio.

Book Talk Radio is a project of the Progressive Book Club, and is hosted by Joe Conason. Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York Observer, where he writes a weekly column distributed by Creators Syndicate. He is also a columnist for Salon.com, and the Director of the Nation Institute Investigative Fund. His latest book, It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush, was released in February 2007.