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

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The New Press, 2012 - 312 pages
This book seeks to analyze the issue of race in America after the election of Barack Obama. For the author, the U.S. criminal justice system functions can act as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it adheres to the principle of color blindness.
 

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User Review  - diana A. - Overstock.com

I recommend this book. If you want to educate yourself on the Jim crow laws of today the author in my opinion did an excellent job explaining the events. Michelle Alexander is an excellent writer. I ... Read full review

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Mass Incarceration, Mass Incarceration, Mass Incarceration! This book has important information but it was SO redunctant I lost patience! I feel like everything that was said in the book was covered in the prologue and I didn't need the rest of the book. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Rebirth of Caste
20
2 The Lockdown
59
3 The Color of Justice
97
4 The Cruel Hand
140
5 The New Jim Crow
178
6 The Fire This Time
221
Notes
263
Index
297
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Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, Alexander served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Cornel West is the Class of 1943 University Professor, emeritus, at Princeton University and is currently Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary.

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