18 June 2017

Gund has six African-American grandchildren, and told The New York Times that “she has worried about their future as they’ve matured, particularly in light of shootings of black teenagers like Trayvon Martin in Florida.” Her interest in the criminal justice system and mass incarceration was influenced by Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," as well as “13th,” Ava DuVernay’s documentary about African-American mass incarceration, The Times reported.


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