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The new Jim Crow

mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

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

Written in English

290 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
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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

First published in 2010



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.

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Library of Congress HV9950 .A437 2010
Dewey 364.973

The new Jim Crow

mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

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


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

Includes bibliographical references ( p. [249]-279) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.973
Library of Congress
HV9950 .A437 2010, HV9950 .A437 2011

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24433832M
Internet Archive
isbn_9781595581037
ISBN 10
1595581030
ISBN 13
9781595581037
LC Control Number
2009022519
OCLC/WorldCat
320803432

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