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

Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: New York : New Press, [Jackson, Tenn.] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution. 2011. ©2010, 2011
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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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, who  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Alexander
ISBN: 9781595586438 1595586431
OCLC Number: 320803432
Notes: "With a new foreword by Cornell West"--Cover.
Description: xvii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The rebirth of caste --
The lockdown --
The color of justice --
The cruel hand --
The new Jim Crow --
The fire this time.
Responsibility: Michelle Alexander.

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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, who lived under an explicit system of control.--Book jacket.

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