The Ohio State Law Professor and Author Michelle Alexander.

*A vicious truth about the enslavement of African American men in this country has just come to light.  The period of slavery we thought ended in 1865 with the 13th amendment has in fact been extended to 2011.  The penitentiary is full of involuntary servitude and when it comes to black men, it is overflowing.

According to ColorLines, Ohio State law professor and author Michelle Alexander who wrote “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”, told an audience at the Pasadena Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, “More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began.” (more…)