President Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" was intended to lift up the poor and less educated in 1960s America. But Harvard University historian Elizabeth Hinton says it created a situation that eventually led to the mass incarceration of mostly African-American men.
Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Hinton about her book, "From The War On Poverty To The War On Crime: The Making Of Mass Incarceration In America."
Elizabeth Hinton, assistant professor of history and African and African-American studies at Harvard University. Her new book is "From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America." She tweets @elizabhinton.
This segment aired on July 22, 2016.