The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By | June 25, 2019
The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Author Michelle Alexander
ISBN-10 1595586431
ISBN-13 9781595586438
Year 2012-01-16
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher The New Press
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Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement The New Jim Crow is such a book Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as brave and bold this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness With dazzling candor legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that we have not ended racial caste in America we have merely redesigned it By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color the U S criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial controlrelegating millions to a permanent second class statuseven as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous president and CEO of the NAACP this book is a call to action Called stunning by Pulitzer Prizewinning historian David Levering Lewis invaluable by the Daily Kos explosive by Kirkus and profoundly necessary by the Miami Herald this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow now with a foreword by Cornel West is a must read for all people of conscience

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