The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (MP3 CD)

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An incredibly powerful and damning portrait of America’s modern mass incarceration epidemic. Alexander does an excellent job of presenting the whole scope and history of black oppression in America, but she also keeps the humanity of each and every individual front and center. An excellent, challenging, and heartbreaking read that serves as both a wake up call and a cry for action. Required reading.

— Caleb

March 2010 Indie Next List


“In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander tirelessly researches both the legal history of America's Jim Crow past and the current legal policies that contribute to the mass incarceration of black people. The text adds significantly to scholarship that contextualizes rates of incarceration among blacks and critiques of social and economic inequality.”
— Bruce Smith, Colorado State University Bookstore, Fort Collins, CO

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In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. Once you're labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination--employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits, and exclusion from jury service--are suddenly legal.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501260230
ISBN-10: 1501260235
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: August 4th, 2015
Language: English