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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.
In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community -- and all of us -- to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.
|Statement||[by] Michelle Alexander.|
|LC Classifications||HV9950 .A437 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||352|
|LC Control Number||2009022519|
LibraryThing Review User Review - jordanjones - LibraryThing. This is a powerful book on how the criminal "justice" system and which crimes we decide to punish has effectively created a new Jim Crow, where many African Americans serve years of incarceration /5(52). The Birth of Jim Crow The Death of Jim Crow The Birth of Mass Incarceration Chapter 2 - The Lockdown Chapter 5 - The New Jim Crow States of Denial How It Works Nothing New? Mapping the Parallels The Limits of the The New Press, who believed in this book before I had even written a word (and waited very patiently for the Size: 3MB.
The New Jim Crow is a political book that advocates for racial justice, especially for African Americans. It presents arguments and evidence that the Civil Rights Movement in the United States in the s and s only partially succeeded in granting African Americans equal rights. Those with a racist, anti-black agenda in the Southern states. 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/5(4).
“The New Jim Crow” is filled with statistical examples, legal cases, and personal anecdotes that serve to support Alexander’s overall arguments about mass incarceration. However, none of these pieces of evidence could convince anyone of the racist injustice of mass incarceration on its own; rather, they need to be examined together. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander at - the best online ebook storage. Download and read online for free The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander 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 4/5(6).
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander will pick up your everyday white liberal guilt, tie it in knots, and leave you wondering how you could have ever been so simple-minded as to think colorblindness was benign, let alone desirable.
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness/5(K). “Michelle Alexander’s brave and bold new book paints a haunting picture in which dreary felon garb, post-prison joblessness, and loss of voting rights now do the stigmatizing work once done by colored-only water fountains and legally segregated schools.
With dazzling candor, Alexander argues that we all pay the cost of the new Jim Crow.“/5(). “One of the most influential books of the last 20 years.” —Ibram X. Kendi, The New York Times “[The New Jim Crow] transformed forever the way thinkers and activists view the phenomenon of mass incarceration.
The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement.
Since its publication inthe book has appeared on the New York. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, By Michelle Alexander (The New Press, New York, N.Y.,pages.).
Book Review by Dennis Moore October 8. Mass incarceration is the gateway to the New Jim Crow, Alexander’s concept for understanding how black people in particular lack any real rights of citizenship. Law enforcement has almost carte blanche to stop people in cars and in the streets all the while claiming it is not for racist reasons.
While statistics show that racial profiling. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
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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, 4/5(47). The New Jim Crow was an undeniable phenomenon when it came out. It landed on bestseller lists, was discussed in the media endlessly, made Alexander an activist-scholar hero, and led to many subsequent handbooks and publications on how to bring its prescriptions for a better criminal justice system to fruition.
It's a graphic novel adaptation of a book on the same topic as The New Jim Crow. March is more Maybe graphic novels. Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling It's a graphic novel adaptation of a book on the same topic as The New Jim Crow.
March is a graphic novel about the civil rights movement. The “warehousing” of inner-city youths, she writes, is a new form of Jim Crow under which drug offenders—in jail or prison, on probation or parole—are denied employment, housing, education and public benefits; face a lifetime of shame; and rarely successfully integrate into mainstream society.
The New Jim Crow Summary Chapter 5: The New Jim Crow Alexander argues that the public is in denial about the magnitude of the New Jim Crow problem.
Obama lectures on too many black fathers missing, and black women complain about not finding good black men, but they rarely point to a major cause - mass incarceration/5(56). Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow.
Since it was first published init has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $ million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the.
The New Jim Crow (complete title The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness) is a book and a name given to a category of race-related social and political phenomena in the United States by Michelle Alexander, a civil rights litigator and legal scholar.
The Introduction begins with Alexander’s comparison between an incarcerated African-American man today and the man’s ancestors who, like him, were denied basic rights as a result of slavery and Jim Crow, respectively. Alexander explains that ten years ago, she was suspicious of the claim that mass incarceration was a “new Jim Crow,” but.
As quickly as in a tremendous whereas a book comes alongside that modifications the easiest way we see the world and helps to gasoline a nationwide social movement.
The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Regulation professor Lani Guinier as "brave and daring," this book immediately challenges the notion that the election of Barack.
Praised as “viscerally powerful” (Publishers Weekly), this remarkable work of oral history captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years—enriched by memories of individual, family, and community triumphs and tragedies.
In vivid, compelling accounts, men and women from all walks of life tell how their day-to-day lives were subjected to profound and unrelenting racial.
“The New Jim Crow,” a best-selling book about how mass incarceration has ravaged the black community, is banned by prisons in ."The New Jim Crow" highlights the racial dimensions of the War on Drugs. It argues that federal drug policy unfairly targets communities of color, keeping millions of young, black men in a cycle of poverty and behind bars.
The book begins by disproving claims that racism is dead.Explore the resources on New Jim Crow page on Watch Michelle Alexander’s address to General Assembly and/or arrange for a showing in your congregation or group.
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