Bringing Down the New Jim Crow:A Bitter Harvest 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Bringing Down the New Jim Crow  A Bitter Harvest  California, Marijuana, and the New Jim Crow 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Chris Moore-Backman  Documentaries  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
This documentary views Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" through the lens of California's marijuana industry. Marijuana is the single largest agricultural commodity in California and it is the primary vehicle for the war on drugs' racialized arrest and incarceration system, which has our prisons bursting at the seams nationwide. Great numbers of predominantly white men and women grow, harvest, and process marijuana in California for distribution throughout the United States. Local law enforcement and the communities they represent - communities whose economies are marijuana-dependent - benefit from letting this part of the illegal process go mostly undetected, while the crackdown happens almost exclusively in poor inner-city neighborhoods of color. Through interviews with Michelle Alexander, Stephen Gutwillig (Drug Policy Alliance), and Vincent Harding (renowned veteran of the African-American Freedom Movement), this program cracks open the question of why and how this discrepancy exists, and it explores some of its devastating consequences. It's a show that grapples head on with the reality of white privilege in the United States.  Michelle Alexander, Vincent Harding, Stephen Gutwillig, Monica Bell, Laura Magnani 
Notes: Credits:
The Continuous Version of "A Bitter Harvest" has two 30-second station id breaks: 13:28-13:58 and 33:22-33:52.  Music by Joe Henry, courtesy of BMG Rights Management and Anti Records. 
Politics and Activism | Society and Culture | National News | Governance / Law | Human Rights | United States | Ethnicity | Rural / Small Town Life  
Version 1: Continuous Version  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script    11-19-2012  English 
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File Info
BDNJC1BITTERHARVEST  128Kbps mp3 (46.23MB) Mono 
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