The Injustice of This Moment Is Not an ‘Aberration’
Reprinted from the January 17, 2020 edition of The New York Times From mass incarceration to mass deportation, our nation remains in deep denial. By Michelle Alexander Opinion Columnist Ten years have passed since my book, “The New Jim Crow,” was published. I wrote it to challenge our nation to reckon with the recurring cycles of racial reform, retrenchment and rebirth of caste-like systems that have defined our racial history since slavery. It has been an astonishing decade.