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The new Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 9 editions

Cover of: The new Jim Crow | Michelle Alexander, Michelle Alexander, Karen Chilton
About the Book

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

9 editions First published in 2010

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New Jim Crow, The
Aug 04, 2015, Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
mp3 cd
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The new Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
2012, New Press, Distributed by Perseus Distribution
in English - Rev. ed.
Cover of: The new Jim Crow
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
2010, Random
Cover of: The New Jim Crow
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
2010, New Press, Distributed by Perseus Distribution
in English
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Cover of: The New Jim Crow
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
January 2010, New Press
Hardcover in English

History

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