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The new Jim Crow

mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness — Rev. ed.

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This edition published in by New Press, Distributed by Perseus Distribution in New York, . [Jackson, Tenn.].

Written in English

312 pages

This work argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status - much like their grandparents before them. In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.

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The new Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
2012, New Press, Distributed by Perseus Distribution
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The new Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
2012, New Press, Distributed by Perseus Distribution
in English
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The New Jim Crow
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
2010, New Press, Distributed by Perseus Distribution
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
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Work Description

This work argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status - much like their grandparents before them. In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.

Classifications

Library of Congress HV9950 .A437 2010
Dewey 364.973

Edition Description

This work argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status - much like their grandparents before them. In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.

Table of Contents

The rebirth of caste
The lockdown
The color of justice
The cruel hand
The new Jim Crow
The fire this time.

Edition Notes

Previous ed.: 2010.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-296) and index.

Other Titles
Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.973
Library of Congress
HV9950 .A437 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvii, 312 p.
Number of pages
312

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27154489M
Internet Archive
newjimcrowmassin0000alex
ISBN 10
1595586431
ISBN 13
9781595586438
OCLC/WorldCat
948311982, 656451603

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