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

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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 at Princeton University.
    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 election 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 theDaily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by theMiami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.

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    ISBN 9781595586438
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 312
    Publisher Date 2012-01-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher New Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.05 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Alexander, Michelle
    Country of Origin United States

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