Bringing Down the New Jim Crow

Bringing Down the New Jim Crow

Inspired by Michelle Alexander’s groundbreaking book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, the Bringing Down the New Jim Crow radio documentary series explores and gives voice to the continuing struggle for racial justice in the United States during the era of mass incarceration. Weaving together incisive analysis, candid interviews and artful music, the series makes visible the human face of those most directly impacted by the systemic oppression of our nation’s drug war and prison industrial complex, and captures the emergence of the growing national movement working to dismantle them. The series is produced by Chris Moore-Backman, in collaboration with the Chico Peace and Justice Center and KZFR Community Radio in Chico, California.

Some Thoughts on Mercy: An Essay on Race and Redemption
By Chris Moore-Backman and Ross Gay, Truthout | Radio Documentary
Sunday, 15 February 2015

Formerly Incarcerated People Lead Movement to Confront Oppressive “Justice” System
By Chris Moore-Backman, Truthout | Radio Documentary
Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad: Making a Break for Freedom During the Era of Mass Incarceration
By Chris Moore-Backman, Truthout | Radio Documentary
Wednesday, 09 July 2014

The US-Mexico Caravan for Peace Takes On the Drug War
By Chris Moore-Backman, Truthout | Radio Documentary
Wednesday, 02 July 2014

A Bitter Harvest: California, Marijuana and the New Jim Crow
By Chris Moore-Backman, Truthout | Radio Documentary
Wednesday, 25 June 2014