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The new Jim Crow mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

by Alexander, Michelle.

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2012 2012
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama's political success and Oprah Winfrey's financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that "[w]e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as "a system of social control" ("More African Americans are under correctional control today... than were enslaved in 1850"). Alexander reviews American racial history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its transformation into the "war on drugs." She offers an acute analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates "who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits." Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice: "most Americans know and don't know the truth about mass incarceration"-but her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Criminal justice, Administration of United States
African American prisoners United States
Race discrimination United States
Sociology
African American Nonfiction
Nonfiction
United States Race relations.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Recorded Books, Inc.2012
2012
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Chilton, Karen, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Karen Chilton.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781464046162
9781464046162
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