The Resource The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Michelle Alexander ; [with a new foreword by Cornel West]

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Michelle Alexander ; [with a new foreword by Cornel West]

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 ; [with a new foreword by Cornel West]
Title variation
Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Creator
Author
Subject
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
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Michelle
Dewey number
  • 364.973
  • 364.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9950
LC item number
.A437 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • African American prisoners
  • African American men
  • Race discrimination
  • African American men
  • African American prisoners
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Race discrimination
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Michelle Alexander ; [with a new foreword by Cornel West]
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
24 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xvii, 312 pages
Isbn
9781595581037
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)656451603
  • (OCoLC)ocn656451603
Label
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, Michelle Alexander ; [with a new foreword by Cornel West]
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
24 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xvii, 312 pages
Isbn
9781595581037
Isbn Type
(hc. : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)656451603
  • (OCoLC)ocn656451603

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