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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New Jim Crow

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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 todays judicial system. Read full review

Mental & Physical Lock-down.

User Review  - BookHunterEG - Borders

*Thought provoking. *Informative. *Well-developed. *Enlightening & educational. 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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About the author (2012)

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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