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

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

Author:
Michelle Alexander

Abstract:
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 control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even 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."

Publisher:
New York: New Press

Publication Year:
2010

Subject:
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
African American prisoners -- United States.
African American men -- Social conditions.
Race discrimination -- United States.

Call Number:
HV 9950 .A437 2010

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