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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Whew.... What can I say about this book. Very well written. Great use of sources. Very informative. Gave me lots of good background and info. So much so, I'll have to resist the urge to become a ... Read full review

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I remain surprised that neither Alexander nor those in the abolition (of the police force) people have anything good to say about Obama. She does say that they have to be willing to upset their allies ... 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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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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