The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

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In a bold and innovative argument, a rising legal star shows readers how the mass incarceration of a disproportionate number of black men amounts to a devastating system of racial control. This is a terrifying reality that exists in the UK as much as in the US. Despite the triumphant dismantling of the Jim Crow laws, the system that once forced African-Americans into a segregated second-class citizenship still haunts and the criminal justice system still unfairly targets black men and deprives an entire segment of the population of their basic rights.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 27.94mm | 470g
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 1595586431
  • 9781595586438
  • 30,598

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Devastating. . . . Alexander does a fine job of truth-telling, pointing a finger where it rightly should be pointed: at all of us, liberal and conservative, white and black.
- Forbes

Alexander is absolutely right to fight for what she describes as a “much-needed conversation" about the wide-ranging social costs and divisive racial impact of our
criminal-justice policies.
- Newsweek

Invaluable . . . a timely and stunning guide to the labyrinth of propaganda, discrimination, and racist policies masquerading under other names that comprises what we call justice in America.
- Daily Kos

Many critics have cast doubt on the proclamations of racism's erasure in the Obama era, but few have presented a case as powerful as Alexander's.
- In These Times

Carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable.
- Publishers Weekly

[Written] with rare clarity, depth, and candor.
- Counterpunch

A call to action for everyone concerned with racial justice and an important tool for anyone concerned with understanding and dismantling this oppressive system.
- Sojourners

Undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.
- Birmingham News
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Review quote

Devastating. . . . Alexander does a fine job of truth-telling, pointing a finger where it rightly should be pointed: at all of us, liberal and conservative, white and black.
-Forbes



Alexander is absolutely right to fight for what she describes as a "much-needed conversation" about the wide-ranging social costs and divisive racial impact of our
criminal-justice policies.
-Newsweek



Invaluable . . . a timely and stunning guide to the labyrinth of propaganda, discrimination, and racist policies masquerading under other names that comprises what we call justice in America.
-Daily Kos



Many critics have cast doubt on the proclamations of racism's erasure in the Obama era, but few have presented a case as powerful as Alexander's.
-In These Times



Carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable.
-Publishers Weekly



[Written] with rare clarity, depth, and candor.
-Counterpunch



A call to action for everyone concerned with racial justice and an important tool for anyone concerned with understanding and dismantling this oppressive system.
-Sojourners



Undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.
-Birmingham News
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About Michelle Alexander

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 at Princeton University.
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