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

Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: New York : New Press, [Jackson, Tennessee] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution. 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alexander, Michelle.
New Jim Crow.
New York : New Press ; [Jackson, Tenn.] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2010
(OCoLC)680283193
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Alexander
ISBN: 9781595581037 1595581030
OCLC Number: 320803432
Awards: Winner of Street Literature Book Award Medal (Slbam) (Adult Nonfiction) 2013
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Social Issues) 2010
Description: xi, 290 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.
Other Titles: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Responsibility: Michelle Alexander.
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A provocative critique of the American criminal justice system from a prominent young legal scholar who deftly argues that the prison system functions as the new Jim Crow - a system of racial control.

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"Explosive debut alarming, provocative and convincing."-Kirkus Reviews"Michelle Alexander's brave and bold new book paints a haunting picture in which dreary felon garb, post-prison joblessness, and Read more...

 
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