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

Book Book (2011.)
Description: xvii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2011.
Distributor: [Jackson, Tenn.] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution.
18 of 31 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
2 current holds with 31 total copies.
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Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction HV 9950 .A437 2010 (Text to Phone) Checked out 05/20/2018
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Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 364.973 ALEXANDER 2010 (Text to Phone) Long Overdue 12/19/2015
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  • ISBN: 9781595586438 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1595586431 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1595581030 (Revised ed.)
  • ISBN: 9781595581037 (Revised ed.)
  • Edition: Revised edition.
General Note: "With a new foreword by Cornel West"-- Cover.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-296) and index.
Contents: The rebirth of caste -- The lockdown -- The color of justice -- The cruel hand -- The new Jim Crow -- The fire this time.
Summary: 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, who lived under an explicit system of control.--Book jacket.
Citation: Alexander, Michelle. "The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness." New York : New Press, 2011.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education and public benefits create a permanent under-caste based largely on race. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.
  • Perseus Publishing
    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.
  • Perseus Publishing
    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.
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