America is living in the midst of a prison epidemic, according to Malcolm Gladwell, author of such books as Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. After speaking at the Council on Crime and Justice in Minneapolis, Mr. Gladwell sat down with Utne Reader to talk about the racism, justice, and the American legal system.
Mr. Gladwell was asked about Glenn C. Loury’s article “America Incarcerated” from the latest issue of Utne Reader. You can hear Mr. Gladwell’s take on justice, racism, and American justice today in the interview below. –Bennett Gordon