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The Resource The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Michelle Alexander

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

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The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Title
The new Jim Crow
Title remainder
mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Alexander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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. 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
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Tone
Writing style
Award
Street Lit Book Award Medal: Adult Non-Fiction, 2013
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340388
Cataloging source
DLC
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Alexander, Michelle
Dewey number
364.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • African American prisoners
  • Race discrimination
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mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Label
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rebirth of caste -- The lockdown -- The color of justice -- The cruel hand -- The new Jim Crow -- The fire this time
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781595586438
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2009022519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn320803432
  • OCoLC
Label
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rebirth of caste -- The lockdown -- The color of justice -- The cruel hand -- The new Jim Crow -- The fire this time
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781595586438
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2009022519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn320803432
  • OCoLC

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