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Michelle Alexander Extended Interview

Clip: 01/13/2012 | 8m 13s

"We could have responded to poverty and joblessness and drug addiction with care, compassion, and concern. But instead we declared a literal war." Watch more of our conversation with Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow," about crime, the war on drugs, and the disproportionately high number of African-Americans in prison.

Aired: 01/13/12

Rating: NR

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