The New Jim Crow
Richard Wright, Orvil E. Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs and Geography

As the title suggests, the imprisonment of young black men for petty drug crimes in the United States constitutes a new racial caste system resembling, but actually more insidious than, the original Jim Crow. It’s a powerful analysis and a call to action. It stimulated me to plan a new research project around the mass incarceration of young people of color.