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

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

Michelle Alexander


Once in an exceptional whereas a ebook comes alongside that alterations the way in which we see the area and is helping to gasoline a national social circulation. The New Jim Crow is this type of publication. Praised via Harvard legislations professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this publication without delay demanding situations the inspiration that the election of Barack Obama signs a brand new period of colorblindness. With marvelous candor, criminal student Michelle Alexander argues that "we haven't ended racial caste in the United States; we've got simply redesigned it." by means of focusing on black males in the course of the conflict on medicinal drugs and decimating groups of colour, the U.S. legal justice procedure features as a latest process of racial control—relegating thousands to an enduring second-class status—even because it officially adheres to the main of colorblindness. within the phrases of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this ebook is a "call to action."

Called "stunning" via Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" through the Daily Kos, "explosive" by way of Kirkus, and "profoundly worthwhile" by way of the Miami Herald, this up to date and revised paperback variation of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by way of Cornel West, is a must-read for everybody of conscience.

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