The New Jim Crow
Mass Incarceration in the Age of ColorblindnessBook - 2010
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BAG ON ORDER - EXPECTED FALL 2016! -- An incredibly powerful piece of nonfiction. Check out a study/reading guide for your group here: http://newjimcrow.com/study-guides
"A civil-rights lawyer's disturbing view of why young black men make up the majority of the more than two million people now in America's prisons.In this explosive debut, Alexander... argues that the imprisonment of unusually large numbers of young blacks and Latinos—most harshly sentenced f... Read More »
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“Claims that mass incarceration is analogous to Jim Crow will fall on deaf ears and alienate potential allies if advocates fail to make clear that the claim is not meant to suggest or imply that supporters of the current system are racist in the way Americans have come to understand that term. Race plays a major role—indeed a defining role—in the current system but not because of what is commonly understood as old-fashioned, hostile bigotry.”
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