The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness / Michelle Alexander.
By: Alexander, Michelle.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : [Jackson, Tenn.] : New Press ; Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2010Description: xi, 290 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781595581037 (hc. : alk. paper); 1595581030 (hc. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States | Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States | African American prisoners -- United States | African American men -- Social conditions | Race discrimination -- United States | United States -- Race relationsDDC classification: 364.973 | 323.1196
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Includes bibliographical references ( p. -279) and index.
The rebirth of caste -- The lockdown -- The color of justice -- The cruel hand -- The new Jim Crow -- The fire this time.
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, who lived under an explicit system of control.--Book jacket.