Dominique Morisseau

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Dominique Morisseau (born March 13, 1978) is an American playwright and actress.


  • It shocked me and concerned me how quickly we criminalize and don’t give second chances to young men of color, and particularly young African American men…
  • I had been reading Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow, which talks about mass incarceration and mass incarceration being the new Jim Crow. But I really believe education is also the new Jim Crow right now because there is so much segregation in education, and there’s an excessive system of have and have-nots. So I was first and foremost interested in exploring the school-to-prison pipeline because of how personally it affected some people in my life.

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