Michelle Alexander On How Ferguson Shows The Truth About Our Racist Criminal Justice System

Jessica Stites

Civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, appears on Democracy Now on March 4 to discuss the recent report documenting rampant racial discrimination in Ferguson, MO, and why our criminal justice system needs to be undone.

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Jessica Stites is Executive Editor of In These Times, where she runs the Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting and edits stories on labor, neoliberalism, Wall Street, immigration, mass incarceration and racial justice, among other topics. Before joining ITT, she worked at Ms. magazine and George Lakoff’s Rockridge Institute. Her writing has been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Ms., Bitch, Jezebel, The Advocate and AlterNet. She is board secretary of the Chicago Reader and a former Chicago Sun-Times board member.

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