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The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michelle Alexander
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow (2010) unveils an appalling system of discrimination in the United States that has led to the unprecedented mass incarceration of African-Americans. The so-called War on Drugs, under the jurisdiction of an ostensibly colorblind justice system, has only perpetuated the problem through unconscious racial bias in judgments and sentencing.

  • Anyone who cares about racial justice
  • Anyone interested in sociology
  • Anyone who wants to learn about systematic oppression in the United States

Michelle Alexander is an acclaimed civil rights lawyer and legal professor at Stanford Law School.

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