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

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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 dir......more

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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. 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.

Author:
Alexander, Michelle
Genre:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
290
Language:
English
Publisher:
New Pr
Publish Date:
01/05/2010
Copyright Year:
2010
ISBN:
9781595581037
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.35 lb
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    Although I did not agree with everything the author discussed. She has some very valid arguments. The book is a slightly complexed read, but it is worth the effort. It at least makes one aware of what is going on it today's judicial system.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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