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The new jim crow [electronic resource]. Michelle Alexander.

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  • ISBN: 9781595588197 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2012.

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Summary, etc.: 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 controlrelegating millions to a permanent second-class statuseven 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 Prizewinning...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 12
1450 Lexile.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : The New Press, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4373 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 909 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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