Michelle Alexander on Politics of “Drug War”

Michelle Alexander at Abyssinian Baptist Church

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, spoke at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem on January 12, 2012 & gave everyone a history lesson on the true politics behind The War on Drugs/Crime through our past presidencies. Alexander explains how the government has been able to use this so-called War on Drug as a means to raid &  the heavily populated urban areas. While it is true there are drugs in these ghettoes, these are not the only place nor the only people who have narcotics in their possession, however this is where the police tend to search. She covers presidents such as Nixon, Reagan, & Clinton & their position on the drug war. Much of this information may shock you & change your perception of these men.


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