New Jim Crow

New Jim CrowA Sampling of Media Coverage of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (The New Press, 2010)

Winner of a 2011 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Non-Fiction

Named a best book for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by Benjamin Todd Jealous, President of the NAACP, in The Wall Street Journal

“Explosive debut…alarming, provocative and convincing.” Kirkus Reviews

“Carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable.” Publishers Weekly starred review

Author’s op-ed in the Sacramento Bee; cross-posted on Huffington Post
Interview on Inside Detroit on WCHB
Review distributed by Baret News Service
Interview on Book Talk Radio (a project of the Progressive Book Club)
Mention by Ellis Cose in Newsweek: “Alexander is absolutely right to fight for what she describes as a ‘much needed conversation’ about the wide-ranging social costs and divisive racial impact of our criminal-justice policies.”
Interview on Santita Jackson Show on WVON
Review in Tri-State Defender
Post by the author on Huffington Post
Interview on Against the Grain on KPFA
Interview on Gil Gross Show on KGO
Interview with Dr. Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones on The Paradise Radio Network
Interview on The Bev Smith Show
Interview on American Urban Radio Networks
Review in Forbes Magazine
Review by syndicated book reviewer Terri Schlichenmeyer
Review in The Charlotte Post
Interview on Washington Journal on CSPAN
Review on the Teamster’s Black History Month page
Review on The Chicago Crusader
Mentioned on
Mentioned on
Interview on Up Front with Tony Cox
Interview on KGNU
Interview on Basheer Jones & Co. on WERE-AM/Radio One
Review in the Tennessee Tribune
Mention in Ebony Magazine
Interview on Prism on CNN International
Interview on The Joe Madison Show on WOSU Radio
Review on the Minnesota Spokesman Reviewer
Interview on The Three O’Clock Report on KPFK
Interview on Powertalk on WAOK
Op-ed on; cross posted on Common Dreams, Truthout, The Nation, History News Network, Mother Jones, Alternet, The War in Context,
Interview on The Urban Journal on Sirius XM Satellite Radio
Interview on Hard Knock Radio on KPFA
Interview on WSKY
Interview on Democracy Now
Interview with Mike Feder on Sirius Satellite Radio
Author’s op-ed posted on NPR’s site
Review in In These Times
Interview on The Insighters on KPFK
Interview on The Karamu Show w/Dr. Richard Cooper on WURD
Interview on the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS
Interview on Rise Up Radio on 99.5FM WBAI NYC
Interview on Hutchinson Report on KPFK
Interview on It’s a New Day on WJZD
Review in New Pittsburgh Courier
Review in the Reentry Advocate newsletter (April 2010 issue)Featured in Stanford Magazine (March/April issue)
Interview on Midday on WYPR (Baltimore NPR)
Interview on To The Contrary
Featured in Vanderbilt Magazine
Review on Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Interview on Bill Moyers Journal on PBS
Interview on Law & Disorder on WBAI
Review on Spirituality &
Review and mention of author’s local talk in Baltimore Sun
Interview on KBCS
Interview on KIRO
Interview on All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSUInterview on Tuesday Buzz on WORTAuthor’s public talk aired on 848 on WBEZ
Interview on GW on the Hill on Sirius XM Radio
Review on Daily Kos: “The New Jim Crow is a timely and stunning guide to the labyrinth of propaganda, discrimination, and racist policies masquerading under other names that comprises what we call justice in America.”
Review posted on History
Interview on WBAI
Review on Huffington Post
Interview on The Michael Slate Show on KPFK
Interview on Full Circle on KPFA
Interview on Radio in Black & White on WPRR
Interview on Parent Talk on KWMR
Article about author on The Lantern
Interview on WARY FM
Review in San Francisco Bay View
Article on
Interview on No Alibis on KCSB
Article on Epoch Times
Interview on Street Soldiers on WCKX
Huffington Post piece mentions book, also posted on Op-Ed News
Interview on The
Author’s opinion piece posted on
Blog post on The Perimeter Primate
Interview on Connect the Dots on KPFK
Recommended on Open Democracy
Interview on A Deeper Look on KBOO
Author participated in Firedoglake Book Salon
Article on Sojourners Magazine
Article in Colorlines Magazine
Interview on Tell Me More on NPR
Conversation on
Article on the Blog of Rights
Conversation on the Pan-African News Wire
Author quoted in The Wilmington Journal
Interview on Keeping it Real with Rev. Al Sharpton
Interview on the Real cost of Prison blog
Article on Chatham-Southeast Citizen
Mention on
Interview on In Sight on WFDU
Interview on The Kendall Moore Show on WVON
Article on
Mention on Forensic Psychologist blog
Interview on Prison Abolitionist blog
Column about the book by Leonard Pitts in the Miami Herald (6/28/10); syndicated nationally in Birmingham News, Houston Chronicle, The Hawk Eye, Dallas Morning News, Star Ledger, Contra Costa Times, The Republican, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Buffalo News, Spokesman Review, Press Enterprise, Daily Bulletin etc.
Mention on
Interview on WURD (Philadelphia)
Interview on Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon on Sirius Radio
Another mention by Leonard Pitts in the Miami Herald
Review in Tennessee Tribune
Interview on KPFT
Interview on Pat Thurston Show on KGO
Interview on
Review in Friends of Justice
Mention in Joy Weekly
Mention of author’s talk on The
Interview on Talk of the Nation on NPR
Interview on Michael Eric Dyson’s radio show on WEAA
Mention in The Buffalo News
Review in International Socialist Review (Sept/Oct 2010 issue)
Interview on Literary Nation on KABF
Review on Socialist
Review in The Manhattan Mercury in KS
Review in Jackson Free Press
Review on Counterpunch: “a brilliant history and assemblage of legal decisions, statues, rules and practices that have incrementally grown since the 1970s to form a system of mass incarceration and a web of disabilities that falls on those who are released from prisons… Alexander is exquisitely sensitive to the ambivalent effect of affirmative action, how it remedies past injustices while affirming present injustice. She is a product of affirmative action, for whom the world is wide open.”
Mention in The Nation
Interview on Spirit in Action WPFW
Mention in Dallas Examiner
Review in Boston Banner
Review in Prison Legal News (Sept 2010 issue)
Review in Yes Magazine (Fall 2010)
Review in East County magazine (Oct 2010)
Interview on Warren Ballentine Show
Interview on WBET
Mention in La Opinion newspaper
Mentioned favorably by Charles Blow in the New York Times
Coverage of author’s local State Bar-sponsored event in Detroit Legal News
Review in CHOICE Academic Reviews (November 2010)
Interview on WWRL with host Errol Louis
Interview on Smiley & West on WNYC (syndicated nationally via Public Radio International)
Mention in World magazine
Event Mention in Philadelphia Sunday Sun
Column by Jesse Jackson in Chicago Sun-Times devoted to the book; also posted on Huffington Post
Interview on the Prison Show on KPFT
Mentioned in Courtland Milloy’s column in the Washington Post
Mentioned on Holiday Gift Guide
Interview on  The Dino Dean Show on BlogTalkRadio
Interview on Enesto Borges radio show on WVON
Mentioned in The Louisiana Weekly
Review in California Lawyer/Daily Journal
Mentioned on
Mentioned by Dan Rodricks, host of Midday on WYPR, in the Baltimore Sun
Interview on Perspectives on FOX TV Chicago
Featured in the Journal Star
Interview on Nonfiction on WBAI
Interview Wake Up Call for WBAI
Review in the Chicago Crusader
Article by author in The Nation magazine
Article by author in the The American Prospect (Jan/Feb 2011 issue)
Review in the Boston Review (Jan/Feb 2011 issue)
Interview on Fox 29 TV (Philadelphia)
Review on The Zinn Education Project website
Mentioned by Dave Zirin in The Nation
Review in Los Angeles Sentinel
Included on Kam Williams’ list of 10 Best Black Books of 2010
Review/article in Counterpunch: “…may well be the most important analysis of the current state of human rights and racism in American society since W.E.B. Dubois wrote The Souls of Black Folk at the turn of the twentieth century.”
Feature story in Philadelphia Tribune
Interview on KUOW
Review in Women’s Review of Books (January/February issue, 2011): “…a mesmerizing read.”
Mentioned on Friends of Justice
Interview in the Sun magazine (February 2011)
Featured “From the Editors” column in Sojourners Magazine
Listed as “Must Read” in Atlanta Tribune The Magazine
Podcast on National Radio Project
Interview on What’s the 411 on WFSK
Interview in The Modern American (Spring 2011 issue)
Interview on David Sirota Show on 760AM Radio (Denver)
Article about author’s local event in Denver Post
Coverage of author’s Denver event on Huffington Post
Review in New York Review of Books: “Alexander…is striking in the intelligence of her ideas, her powers of summary, and the force of her writing.”
Review in Prism Magazine
Review in the Indypendent
Mention of NAACP award in Dallas ExaminerTri-County Bulletin, Long Beach Leader
Cited in an op-ed by Cornell West in the New York Times (August 25, 2011)