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The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander

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The New Jim Crow argues that the ongoing “War on Drugs” and the resulting mass incarceration of African Americans is the moral equivalent of Jim Crow.

Beginning in the seventeenth century, institutions emerged in colonial America that contributed to the creation of a racial caste system...

Book Cover for "The New Jim Crow"

PREVIEW

The New Jim Crow argues that the ongoing “War on Drugs” and the resulting mass incarceration of African Americans is the moral equivalent of Jim Crow.

Beginning in the seventeenth century, institutions emerged in colonial America that contributed to the creation of a racial caste system...