Michelle Alexander Essays

College

The New Jim Crow

Asking questions about meaning and of belief is a fundamental part of being human. Arguing as to any specific worldview is a fundamentally futile process because of the ways in which the search for this meaning is almost as important as the...

College

The New Jim Crow

Mass incarceration has not only emerged as a racialized form of social control fueled by politician’s strategies to gain political status, but has perpetuated a national epidemic characterized by unequal civil liberties and an endless cycle of...

12th Grade

The New Jim Crow

In a society where the purity of fact is venerated largely by the vilification of bias, and subsequently defended by the equation of bias with fiction and fiction with falsehood, the attention of an audience is held only through a taxing balance...

12th Grade

The New Jim Crow

In a time when a black man lives in the White House, most Americans believe their nation has moved past racial oppression. Police Shootings may still grab headlines, but adherents to colorblindness view them largely as an isolated problem. In The...