THE MICHAEL SLATE SHOW

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Michael Slate

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Three Strikes and the System is Out! What does the system's vendetta against Mumia Abu Jamal Have in Common with the Legacy of Slavery and Modern Day Mass Incarceration of Black People?

C. Clark Kissinger, Journalist, Revolution newspaper, talks about the significance of the recent US Supreme Court decision in the case of Black revolutionary Mumia Abu Jamal and what the future holds for Mumia.

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, provides an incisive and insightful picture of how the War on Drugs and the resulting mass incarceration of Black and brown people was designed to create a racialized caste system, a whole new Jim Crow system, even as we're told that we live in a colorblind society.