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

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The New Press, 2012 - Social Science - 312 pages
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This book seeks to analyze the issue of race in America after the election of Barack Obama. For the author, the U.S. criminal justice system functions can act as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it adheres to the principle of color blindness.
 

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One of the best books I have read fir some time on the topic of Blacks and civil rights. Well written and very well researched. Just wish there were clearer solutions. Read full review

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The United States is as racist as it has ever been, and we are blind to it. Filled with stunning statistics, this book is one of the most important I've read lately. Did you know that the War on Drugs ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Rebirth of Caste
20
2 The Lockdown
59
3 The Color of Justice
97
4 The Cruel Hand
140
5 The New Jim Crow
178
6 The Fire This Time
221
Notes
263
Index
297
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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.

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