New Jim Crow/War on Drugs DB
War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration
You read and/or watched about Michelle Alexander’s breakthrough book, The New Jim Crow. Alexander agues that “by targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control.”
What theories might apply to Alexander’s ideas? Does the concept of moral panic apply? What ideas do you have to solve this problem?
Provide at least one academic reference to support your argument. Cite your reference in ASA format.