Item #319489 The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle Alexander.

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

New Press, The, January 2010. Hardcover. Good / Good. Item #319489
ISBN: 1595581030

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency 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."

Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, The New Jim Crow is a must-read for all people of conscience.
7th printing; dust jacket has 1.5-inch tear/thin piece missing (and 1/10-inch spot below it) at front edge near bottom; board cover in corresponding spot shows wear and denting (almost like a cat nibbled at the edge); mild water staining on front free end page and along top page edge;

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