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Alexander, Michelle

Overview
Works: 51 works in 129 publications in 4 languages and 7,072 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Autobiographies  History  Historical films  Case studies  Internet videos  Educational films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Singer
Classifications: HV9950, 364.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michelle Alexander
 
Most widely held works by Michelle Alexander
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness by Michelle Alexander( Book )

42 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status, much like their grandparents before them, who lived under an explicit system of control.--Book jacket
Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women by Susan Burton( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van driving down their street. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack. As a resident of South Los Angeles, a black community under siege in the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan was arrested. She cycled in and out of prison for over fifteen years; never was she offered therapy or treatment for addiction. On her own, she eventually found a private drug rehabilitation facility. Once clean, Susan dedicated her life to supporting women facing similar struggles. Her organization, A New Way of Life, operates five safe homes in Los Angeles that supply a lifeline to hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children--setting them on the track to education and employment rather than returns to prison. Becoming Ms. Burton not only humanizes the deleterious impact of mass incarceration, it also points the way to the kind of structural and policy changes that will offer formerly incarcerated people the possibility of a life of meaning and dignity
Hidden colors 2( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the history of people of African descent, including topics such as the global African presence, the science of melanin, the truth about the prison industrial complex, how thriving black economic communities were undermined in America, hidden truths about Native Americans, and more
Broken on all sides : race, mass incarceration & new visions for criminal justice in the U.S.( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More African Americans are under 'correctional' (prison) control today than were enslaved in 1850. Why? The movie explores mass incarceration across the U.S. and the intersection of race, poverty, and the criminal justice and penal systems. It centers around Michelle Alexander's theory in her groundbreaking book, 'The New Jim Crow:' through the rise of the drug war and tough on crime policies, because discretion within the system allows for targeting people of color at disproportionately high rates, mass incarceration is the new caste system in America. The movie dissects the War on Drugs and 'tough on crime' movement, illustrates how the emerging Occupy movement offers hope for change, and explores possible reforms and solutions to ending mass incarceration and this new racial caste system."--Container
American denial( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his 1944 study of the 'Negro Problem' in America, Gunnar Myrdal posed a simple, disturbing question: How can Americans espouse a belief in liberty, equality and equal opportunity while enabling openly racist Jim Crow practices against black citizens? American Denial uses 'the Myrdal question' to probe and expose the power of denial and unconscious bias in what some have called a 'post-racial' America. The film's narrative cross-cuts between past and present, between Myrdal's investigation --and his own personal struggle with denial-- and 21st century stories of racial injustice that we overlook while insisting on the preeminence of the ideals of liberty, justice and equality. The film's original artwork and photo-montage reenactments brings viewers face-to-face with racist 'stop and frisk' practices, our incarceration crisis, and racially patterned poverty. The film introduces psychological testing that reveals white implicit bias toward African Americans, as well as African American's negative attitudes toward themselves. Historians, psychologists, sociologists and Myrdal's family members offer expert insight, but also share their own personal, unsettling stories. The result is a film that challenges our assumptions about who we are and what we really believe, while illuminating a pattern of racial oppression that we have actively recreated throughout history to the present moment -- while just as actively denying its consequences
The throwaways( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of homeless filmmaker, activist and co-director Ira McKinley, who channels his experience of living on the streets through the lens of a video camera. By using his unique perspective, Ira aims to pull the curtain back for viewers and expose how the current economic crisis is having a devastating effect on those who are in greatest need. A gritty, firsthand look at a reality most would rather turn away from, THE THROWAWAYS challenges viewers to bear witness and confront the daily struggles and hopes of those living on the fringes of a society that has rejected and forgotten them
Bill Moyers journal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the months before his death, Martin Luther King, Jr. had expanded his focus on racial justice to include reducing economic inequality. What has happened to Dr. King's vision of economic justice? In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers sits down with attorneys Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander-- experts in civil rights advocacy and litigation-- to discuss just how far the U.S. has come as a country, why poor and working-class Americans have fallen further behind economically, and what the nation must do to fulfill Martin Luther King's vision
The New Jim Crow Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA by Michelle Alexander( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt - ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des >>War on Drugs<< überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow. (Quelle: www.buchhandel.de)
The new Jim Crow study guide and call to action( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing from and expanding on the themes of Michelle Alexander's acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, this in-depth guide provides a launching pad for groups wishing to engage in deep, meaningful dialogue about race, racism, and structural inequality in the age of mass incarceration. The Study Guide and Call to Action spans the entirety of The New Jim Crow, engaging the critical questions of how we managed to create, nearly overnight, a penal system unprecedented in world history, and how that system actually functions - as opposed to the way it is advertised. This important new resource also challenges us to search for and admit the truth about ourselves, our own biases, stereotypes, and misconceptions, and the many ways in which we might actually be part of the problem."--The publisher's website
La couleur de la justice : incarcération de masse et nouvelle ségrégation raciale aux États-Unis by Michelle Alexander( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside this place, not of it : narratives from women's prisons by Michelle Alexander( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inside this place, not of it reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women's prisons in the United States. Here, in their own words, thirteen narrators recount their lives leading up to incarceration and their harrowing struggle once inside"--Cover, page [4]
Race, crime, and punishment : breaking the connection in America( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incarceration nation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are more African-Americans under correctional control today - in prison or jail, on probation or parole - than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill speaks with civil rights lawyer and legal scholar Michelle Alexander, whose book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness has become a bestseller and spurred a wide conversation about justice and inequality in America, inspiring one reviewer to call it "the bible of a social movement." This program also includes an excerpt from the documentary Susan, by Tessa Blake and Emma Hewitt. The film tells the story of former California inmate Susan Burton, who runs five houses offering help to women struggling to rebuild their lives after prison
El color de la justica : la nueva segregación racial en Estados Unidos by Michelle Alexander( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Bible of a social movement" (San Francisco Chronicle) to end mass incarceration in the United States--now available in a Spanish language edition En este revolucionario trabajo que ha permanecido por mas de dos anos en la lista de los libros mas vendidos del New York Times, Michelle Alexander argumenta que "no hemos erradicado las castas raciales en Estados Unidos; las hemos meramente redisenado". Al apuntar a hombres negros por medio de la Guerra contra las Drogas y diezmando las comunidades de gente de color, el sistema de justicia criminal de Estados Unidos funciona como un sistema contemporaneo de control racial-al relegar a millones de personas a un estatus de segunda clase-incluso mientras este se adhiere al principio de ceguera para los colores. Los hispanoAmericanos estan ampliamente representados en este sistema de encarcelamiento masivo que Alexander describe: 15 por ciento de todos los latinos en Estados Unidos dicen que ellos o alguien de su familia inmediata ha sido arrestado dentro de los ultimos cinco anos; y que cerca del 25 por ciento de los latinos de entre 18 y 29 anos comparten esta experiencia. Los latinos representan cerca de la mitad de todos los convictos en las prisiones federales, y en California (uno de los pocos estados que cuenta con informacion sobre esto), los latinos componen un 40 por ciento de todos los arrestos. Catedraticos tales como Tom Romero han sugerido que The New Jim Crow provee de los fundamentos esenciales para comprender el "nuevo sistema Jim Crow" de inmigracion y detencion en los Estados Unidos al dia de hoy. Millones de familias de habla hispana afectadas por este sistema apreciaran contar con una edicion en espanol de este libro que ha sido considerado como "invaluable" por el Daily Kos y "explosivo" por Kirkus Reviews
Behind bars by Michelle Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moyers & Company : Incarceration Nation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are more African-Americans under correctional control today - in prison or jail, on probation or parole - than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill speaks with civil rights lawyer and legal scholar Michelle Alexander, whose book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness has become a bestseller and spurred a wide conversation about justice and inequality in America, inspiring one reviewer to call it "the bible of a social movement." This program also includes an excerpt from the documentary Susan, by Tessa Blake and Emma Hewitt. The film tells the story of former California inmate Susan Burton, who runs five houses offering help to women struggling to rebuild their lives after prison"--Container
13th( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 13th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution abolished slavery. But it also included a provision many people don't know about and that is what this documentary brings to view. "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist." That exception justifies the use of forced labor as long as the laborer is a convict. This documentary makes the case that inclusion of this loophole is only one of the justifications for continuing domination of people of color. The 13th Amendment was ratified in 1865 and director Ava DuVernay supports her thesis through the use of both historical footage and interviews. Film clips of former President Richard Nixon call for 'Law & Order' which has resulted in exploding prison populations. The U. S. only has 5% of the world's population but has 25% of the world's prisoners. This Law & Order policy enabled government to imprison blacks. John Ehrlichman was Assistant to President Nixon for Domestic Affairs: "Did we know we were lying? Of course we did." The documentary makes the case that those drug busts, Jim Crow laws and segregation are all variations of domination of black America. Currently the 'Prison/Industrial Complex' is just a new version of the same old problem. Here DuVernay returns to the 13th Amendment and makes the case that the system cannot be dealt with by making small changes.The system itself has to be rebuilt."--IMDb, viewed 9/1/2017
The California DWB report : a report from the highways, trenches, and halls of power in California by Michelle Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken on all sides : race, mass incarceration & new visions for criminal justice in the U.S.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More African Americans are under 'correctional' (prison) control today than were enslaved in 1850. Why? The movie explores mass incarceration across the U.S. and the intersection of race, poverty, and the criminal justice and penal systems. It centers around Michelle Alexander's theory in her groundbreaking book, 'The New Jim Crow:' through the rise of the drug war and tough on crime policies, because discretion within the system allows for targeting people of color at disproportionately high rates, mass incarceration is the new caste system in America. The movie dissects the War on Drugs and 'tough on crime' movement, illustrates how the emerging Occupy movement offers hope for change, and explores possible reforms and solutions to ending mass incarceration and this new racial caste system"--Container
 
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The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
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Michelle Alexander Abogada de los Estado Unidos

Michelle Alexander Amerikaans auteur

Michelle Alexander US-amerikanische Juristin, Bürgerrechtlerin und Hochschullehrerin

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Inside this place, not of it : narratives from women's prisonsBehind bars