Physical Description:print xvii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Publisher:New York :New Press,2012
Distributor:[Jackson, Tenn.] :Distributed by Perseus Distribution
"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
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.