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The New Jim Crow [electronic resource].

Alexander, Michelle. (Author). West, Cornel. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781595588197
  • ISBN: 1595588191
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (447 p.)
  • Publisher: New York : New Press, the, 2012.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Title Page; Praise; Dedication; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 -- The Rebirth of Caste; The Birth of Slavery; The Death of Slavery; The Birth of Jim Crow; The Death of Jim Crow; The Birth of Mass Incarceration; 2 -- The Lockdown; Rules of the Game; Unreasonable Suspicion; Just Say No; Poor Excuse; Kissing Frogs; It Pays to Play; Waging War; Finders Keepers; The Shakedown; Legal Misrepresentation; Bad Deal; Time Served; The Prison Label; 3 -- The Color of Justice; Picking and Choosing--The Role of Discretion; Closing the Courthouse Doors-- McCleskey v. Kemp --
Cracked Up--Discriminatory Sentencing in the War on DrugsCharging Ahead--Armstrong v. United States; In Defense of the All-White Jury--Purkett v. Elm; The Occupation--Policing the Enemy; Unconventional Wisdom; Hollow Hope; Race as a Factor; The End of an Era; 4 -- The Cruel Hand; Brave New World; No Place Like Home; Boxed In; The Black Box; Debtor's Prison; Let Them Eat Cake; The Silent Minority; The Pariahs; Eerie Silence; Passing (Redux); Gangsta Love; The Minstrel Show; The Antidote; 5 -- The New Jim Crow; States of Denial; How It Works; Nothing New?; Mapping the Parallels --
The Limits of the AnalogyFork in the Road; 6 -- The Fire This Time; Rethinking Denial--Or, Where Are Civil Rights Advocates When You Need Them?; Tinkering Is for Mechanics, Not Racial-Justice Advocates; Let's Talk About Race--Resisting the Temptation of Colorblind Advocacy; Against Colorblindness; The Racial Bribe--Let's Give It Back; Obama--the Promise and the Peril; All of Us or None; Notes; Index; Copyright Page.
Summary, etc.:
The New Jim Crow was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. Now, ten-plus printings later, the long-awaited paperback version of the book Lani Guinier calls "brave and bold," and Pulitzer Prize-winner David Levering Lewis calls "stunning," will at last be available. 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.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: African American prisoners > United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of > United States.
Race discrimination > United States.
United States > Race relations.
Social Science.
Electronic books.
Summary: The New Jim Crow was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. Now, ten-plus printings later, the long-awaited paperback version of the book Lani Guinier calls "brave and bold," and Pulitzer Prize-winner David Levering Lewis calls "stunning," will at last be available. 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.

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