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The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

Author: Michelle Alexander; Cornel West
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2012, revised editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Alexander; Cornel West
ISBN: 1595581030 9781595581037 9781595586438 1595586431
OCLC Number: 1002379610
Description: 312 pages
Contents: The rebirth of caste --
The lockdown --
The color of justice --
The cruel hand --
The new Jim Crow --
The fire this time.
Other Titles: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Responsibility: Michelle Alexander.

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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 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. The revised edition includes a new foreword by Cornel West"--Amazon.com.

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