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

January 5, 2010|
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by 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 presidency 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."

Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, The New Jim Crow is a must–read for all people of conscience.
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. Blackmu...
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Title:The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:304 pages, 9.4 X 6.1 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 9.4 X 6.1 X 1.1 in
Published:January 5, 2010
Publisher:The New Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781595581037

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