Other Writings

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  • “Telling My Son About Ferguson,” New York Times, November 26, 2014
  • “The Zimmerman Mind-Set” TIMEJuly 29, 2013
  • Review: A Plague of Prisons and The Collapse of American Criminal JusticeWashington Post, October 14, 2011
  • “Think Outside the Bars: Why Real Justice Means Fewer Prisons” Yes Magazine, June 8, 2011
  • “Michelle Alexander on California’s ‘Cruel and Unusual’ Prisons” The Nation, May 26, 2011
  • “In Prison Reform, Money Trumps Civil Rights”  New York Times, May 14, 2011
  • “The Failed Drug War Has Created a Human Rights Nightmare: How Can This Happen in Our Country and Go Virtually Undiscussed?” Alternet reposting from Sojourners, April 28, 2011
  • “Obama’s Drug War” The Nation, December 27, 2010
  • “The New Jim Crow: How Mass Incarceration Turns People of Color into Permanent Second-Class Citizens” American Prospect, December 6, 2010
  • “I’m a Criminal and So Are You” CNN, May 19, 2010
  • “The Age of Obama as a Racial Nightmare” TomDispatch.com, March 8, 2010
  • “Governor Schwarzenegger’s Plan for Prisons Ignores Racial History” Huffington Post, January 18, 2010