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


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Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."

Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
African American prisoners -- United States.
African American men -- Social conditions.
Race discrimination -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
African American men -- Social conditions. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00799254
African American prisoners. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00799317
Criminal justice, Administration of. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00883246
Discrimination in criminal justice administration. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00895034
Race discrimination. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01086465
Race relations. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01086509
United States. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01204155
Administration of criminal justice -- United States. -- sears
African Americans -- United States. -- sears
Prisoners -- United States. -- sears
Race discrimination -- United States. -- sears
United States -- Race relations. -- sears