Black Men in Prison: The New Jim Crow

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 


“More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began,” according to Michelle Alexander, a law professor at The Ohio State University. Alexander is the author of an interesting new book called “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindedness.”

According to Professor Alexander, increases in crime rates do not explain the massive growth in black male incarceration that has taken place over the last 30 years.


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2 responses to “Black Men in Prison: The New Jim Crow

  1. Nikki

    Black people need go back to the old ways of doing things, whoop your children. If you don’t make them mind you then they will jail them. Yes, we all know that they are telling you not to whoop them but we know if you don’t the will end up in jail.

    We need to clean up garbage people and behavior in our communities. Become the voice your child hears first. You must have your child with you and raise them. No more day care and no more letting them run all over the place the streets. Also we need to put an end to out of wedlock and teen mothers. Black men are going to have to stand up like men did in the 50’s and 60’s and fight for their rights and the rights of this race. It is all tied together.

  2. Norriscool

    We need to stop focusing on bm as victims. You college educated blk folks are hypocrites, you made it but you tell other black men they cant. Blk folks have spent 40yrs telling bm they are victims, of white racism, and there’s nothing you can do about it. When will you tell young bm to walk tall, do for self, be the best you can be. You negros make a living off pimping poverty by writing books, with websites, newspapers, and goverment programs. So you always portray bm as victims to get more money from white folks and goverment funding. But you never address the economic and culture developement of us as a people. All of you race hustlers keep bm down. My message to the bm is take control of your life, get knowledge thats real power do this: 1thes 4:11 you’ll be alright.

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