The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander Author and Cornel West Author
In a society widely believed to have gotten past racism, due in part to the election of Barack Obama, Michelle Alexander argues in this book that there is in fact still a racial caste system in place. The New Jim Crow describes the faults of our modern day criminal justice and prison systems and how they ensure a level of political and physical segregation too similar to that of the pre-civil rights era. A spectacular, sobering book.
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