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

Label
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
Title variation
Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work 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. 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
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Michelle
Dewey number
364.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • African American prisoners
  • African American men
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
Label
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
OverDrive eBook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
unknown
Edition
  • Revised edition /
  • with a new foreword by Cornel West.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781595585301
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • A9F5F559-E745-4244-B0E9-BA2E4B6C4008
  • 30EA19CA-68BE-4AC1-996E-F505FE88A733
System control number
(OCoLC)680283193
Label
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
OverDrive eBook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
unknown
Edition
  • Revised edition /
  • with a new foreword by Cornel West.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781595585301
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • A9F5F559-E745-4244-B0E9-BA2E4B6C4008
  • 30EA19CA-68BE-4AC1-996E-F505FE88A733
System control number
(OCoLC)680283193

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