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

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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.
    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 controlrelegating millions to a permanent secondclass statuseven 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 Prizewinning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by theDaily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by theMiami Herald, The New Jim Crow is a mustread for all people of conscience.

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    ISBN 9781595581037
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 290
    Publisher Date 2010-01-05 00:00:00.0
    Publisher New Pr
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.35 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Alexander, Michelle
    Country of Origin United States

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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.

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