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

Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New Press ; Jackson, Tenn. : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Alexander
ISBN: 9781595586438 1595586431
OCLC Number: 811607391
Awards: Winner of Street Literature Book Award Medal (Slbam) (Adult Nonfiction) 2013
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Social Issues) 2010
Description: xvii, 312 s. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michelle Alexander ; [with a new foreword by Cornel West].

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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.

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