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

Summary: The New Jim Crow was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. Now, ten-plus printings later, the long-awaited paperback version of the book Lani Guinier calls "brave and bold," and Pulitzer Prize–winner David Levering Lewis calls "stunning," will at last be available. In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. Once you're labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination—employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits, and exclusion from jury service—are suddenly legal. Featured on The Tavis Smiley Show, Bill Moyers Journal, Democracy Now, and C-Span's Washington Journal, The New Jim Crow has become an overnight phenomenon, sparking a much-needed conversation—including a recent mention by Cornel West on Real Time with Bill Maher&mdas;about ways in which our system of mass incarceration has come to resemble systems of racial control from a different era.

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  • ISBN: 9781595588197 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: electronic
    electronic resource
    remote
    1 online resource
  • Publisher: 2012.

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Target Audience Note:
Text Difficulty 12
1450 Lexile.
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. LaVergne : The New Press, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2820 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 909 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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
Nonfiction
Law
Politics
Sociology
Genre: Electronic books.

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The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Alexander, Michelle; West, Cornel (Introduction by)
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Author Notes

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

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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