I read the article quite accurately. Michelle Alexander wrote one book and a couple of articles based on the research on that book. After that, several articles in various journals have been written about
her book, and the people on A2K fervently against Clinton have quoted all of those articles in debate, as if they were separate sources. Michelle Alexander's book has been used to make the Clinton Administration look bad over and over in sneaky disguises, when the case of Clinton supposedly being bad for blacks is really only being made by her. She has the right to make that case, of course, but I've seen her quoted here repeatedly on end, and by my own personal research going to various data, I have found that she left some important facts out that change the picture immensely.
Here is one such statistic, for instance. Number of blacks murdered per year, under Bush I and then Clinton.
Under Bush I
Under Bush I's last year murder rate of black victims, there would be 94,216 black people murdered in the years 1993 through 2000. Instead, under Bill Clinton only 75,540 black people were murdered in those years. Bill Clinton's presidency saved over 18,000 black lives. His presidency also cut the number of blacks murdered per year by 37%
, when the number of black murder victims had increased in the six years previous to Clinton's presidency by 31%.
Michele Alexander's book didn't get around to mentioning that. I guess it just didn't serve her narrative to do so.