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The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness  Cover Image Book Book

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness / Michelle Alexander.


As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status, much like their grandparents before them, who lived under an explicit system of control.--Book jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9781595588197
  • ISBN: 1595588191
  • ISBN: 9781595586438 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1595586431 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Rev. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : New Press, 2012
  • Distributor: [Jackson, Tenn.] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution

Content descriptions

General Note:
"With a new foreword by Cornel West"-- Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-296) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The rebirth of caste -- The lockdown -- The color of justice -- The cruel hand -- The new Jim Crow -- The fire this time
Subject: Criminal justice, Administration of > United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration > United States.
African American prisoners > United States.
African American men > Social conditions.
Race discrimination > United States.
United States > Race relations.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library HV 9950 .A449 2012 30775305503691 General Collection Available -

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