TED Talk: Alice Goffman

After reading The New York Times Magazine‘s feature-length treatment of Alice Goffman and the controversies surrounding her book, On The Run, I was prompted to find out more about her and her work. Goffman is a sociologist-ethnographer-journalist person who embedded herself into a poverty-stricken black neighborhood while she was a students at the University of Pennsylvania, and her subsequent has drawn a lot of attention, both for its assertions and its methods. (This TED talk was mentioned in the article.) Though I’ve not read her book, Goffman makes some compelling arguments for criminal justice reform in America in this sixteen-minute talk.


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