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Strong Convictions — America’s Drug War Has Led to a ‘New and Improved’ Racial Caste System, Argues Michelle Alexander

Posted on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 — 7:42 AM

“The truth is this: We have allowed a human-rights nightmare to occur on our watch,” she told a packed house at Langford Auditorium back in January while delivering the keynote address for Vanderbilt’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. “In the years since Dr. King’s death, a vast new system of racial and social control has emerged from the ashes of slavery and Jim Crow.”


Originally published in Vanderbilt Magazine

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