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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

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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control relegating millions to a permanent second-class status even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation source
  • Street Lit Book Award Medal Winners
  • New York Times Book Review
Dewey number
364.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9950
LC item number
.A437 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. [263]-296) and index
Control code
BRDbd12047012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xvii, 312 p.
Isbn
9781595586438
System control number
(OCoLC)656451603
Label
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. [263]-296) and index
Control code
BRDbd12047012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xvii, 312 p.
Isbn
9781595586438
System control number
(OCoLC)656451603

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      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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