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

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"Jarvious Cottoncff0478#three9;s great-great-grandfather may just no longer vote as a slave. His great-grandfather was once crushed to demise through the Klu Klux Klan for making an attempt to vote. His grandfather was once prevented from voting through Klan intimidentityation; his father was once barred through poll taxes and literacy checks. lately, Cotton cannot vote as a result of he, like many black men within the United States, has been categorised a felon and is recently on parole."

As the U.S. celebrates the nationcff0478#three9;s "conquer race" with the election of Barack Obama, the vast majority of younger black men in major the usn towns are locked in the back of bars or were categorised felons for life. although Jim Crow rules were wiped off the books, an remarkable percentage of the African the usn community is still trapped in a subordinate status--much like their grandparents before them.

on this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-felony-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have no longer ended racial caste in the us: now we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, through focused on black men and decimating groups of colour, the us prison justice gadget purposes as a contemporary gadget of racial control, whilst it formally adheres to the primary of colour blindness. the brand new Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community--and all of us--to put mass incarceration at the vanguard of a new motion for racial justice in the us.

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author: Michelle Alexanderpublisher: New Press, TheBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 290

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Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
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Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race

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