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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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In a bold and innovative argument, a rising legal star shows readers how the mass incarceration of a disproportionate number of black men amounts to a devastating system of racial control. This is a terrifying reality that exists in the UK as much as in the US. Despite the triumphant dismantling of the Jim Crow laws, the system that once forced African-Americans into a segregated second-class citizenship still haunts and the criminal justice system still unfairly targets black men and deprives an entire segment of the population of their basic rights.

About the Author

A longtime civil rights advocate and litigator, Michelle Alexander won a 2005 Soros Justice Fellowship and now holds a joint appointment at the Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University. Alexander served for several years as the director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California, which spearheaded the national campaign against racial profiling. At the beginning of her career she served as a law clerk on the United States Supreme Court for Justice Harry Blackmun. She lives outside Columbus, Ohio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595588197
Publisher:
New Press, The
Subject:
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Introduction:
West, Cornel
Author:
Alexander, Michelle
Author:
West, Cornel
Subject:
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Subject:
Social Science : Criminology
Subject:
Political Science : General
Publication Date:
January 2012
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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