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The Dr. Vibe Show™: James Forman, Jr. “Locking Up Our Our: Crime And Punishment In Black America”

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Dr. Vibe speaks with James Forman Jr. about his book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

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James Forman Jr. is a professor of law at Yale Law School. He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, numerous law reviews, and other publications. A former clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, he spent six years as a public defender in Washington, D.C., where he cofounded the Maya Angelou Public Charter School.

Mr. Forman Jr. was on our show talking about his book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

During our conversation, he talked about:

– Some of his background including being raised by white mother and her influence on him
– How his father stressed education
– Where did his passion to get into law come from and a moment when he almost quit law school
– The book and his approach writing the book (how Black America has contributed to that challenges that many Black Americans faced with the criminal justice system)
– Solutions to the mass incarceration issue
– The current state of civil rights in America

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