The New Jim Code

Abolition for the People

The Shiny, High-Tech Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Far from loosening incarceration’s grip, modern tools like predictive policing and tracking apps have instead deepened the carceral state’s influence over everyday life

While not being locked in a cage is an improvement, the alternative is a form of coded inequity and carceral control, and it is vital that the people committed to social justice look beyond the shiny exterior of organizations that peddle such reforms.

Author of Race After Technology, Director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab & Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.

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