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Michelle Alexander’s ‘New Jim Crow’ Raises The Debate On Drug Laws

Michelle Alexander’s ‘New Jim Crow’ Raises The Debate On Drug Laws

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  Garry McCarthy, a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, did not expect to hear anything too startling when he appeared at a conference on drug policy organized last year by an African-American minister in Newark, where he was the police director. But then a law professor named Michelle Alexander took the stage and delivered an impassioned speech attacking the war on drugs as a system of racial control comparable to…