New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Hardcover – Jan 5 2010
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Alexander is absolutely right to fight for what she describes as a much-needed conversation” about the wide-ranging social costs and divisive racial impact of our
Invaluable . . . a timely and stunning guide to the labyrinth of propaganda, discrimination, and racist policies masquerading under other names that comprises what we call justice in America.
Many critics have cast doubt on the proclamations of racism’s erasure in the Obama era, but few have presented a case as powerful as Alexander’s.
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Carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable.
[Written] with rare clarity, depth, and candor.
A call to action for everyone concerned with racial justice and an important tool for anyone concerned with understanding and dismantling this oppressive system.
Undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.
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In a dauntingly stark sense, I enjoyed this book immensely as it is a beacon to those who care about the fate of our culture. It is unapologetic, objective in its research and well written, making it hard to put down. I recommend it to anyone who is remotely interested in the democratic process, inequality, civility and more so what we can do to alter this insane ideology.
During each race-system era the architecture of division has been designed to create a permanent black underclass that placate poor whites with feelings of superiority and a scapegoat as. This effective plan has kept the masses from uniting by keeping them occupied struggling amongst themselves along racial lines rather than realize the true causes of their economic and political struggles.
The New Jim Crow framework is comprised of disenfranchising the black community across the spectrum of social and civic life via mass incarceration catalyzed by the War on Drugs guise. She shows how members of the black community (who are disproportionately affected by these laws, including perhaps most importantly the 1994 Crime law) are forced into pariah status after having been processed by the Justice system. This social out-casting functions at and affects interaction with all meaningful institutional private and governmental functions including education, voting and other civic duties, social safety nets, job acquisition, housing and any other systems whereby a person may participate in society. Each institution is then in turn complicit with this process.Read more ›
As the reader continues through the book, he/she begins to wonder, how can I make it stop?
I hope that there will be a follow-up book that covers the recovery period for America, as this should not be the epitaph for any nation on this planet.
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