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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (edició 2012)

de Michelle Alexander (Autor)

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This work argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race. As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status - much like their grandparents before them. In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.… (més)
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Títol:The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Autors:Michelle Alexander (Autor)
Informació:The New Press (2012), 336 pages
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Etiquetes:African-American history, Jim Crow, racism, black history

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness de Michelle Alexander (Author)

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This book has reshaped so much of my thinking and the way I frame history and the law. So much of what Alexander brings up here are events/laws/opinions I have noticed but was too lazy to put in context. There is a bit of repetition throughout, which at first I thought might make the reading tiresome, but I quickly realized it was needed to couch the trajectory of the topic at hand in its precedent, and it was helpful to me as well because it solidified my understanding of said topic. I wish I felt like I had solid solutions by the end...this is such a nebulous struggle, and much of the reason I was slow in reading this book was due to the feeling of utter hopelessness. How can we fix this? I feel like there has been some progress since TNJC was published (and I dearly hope there is a revised anniversary edition in the works)--most strikingly with the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement, though the topic of mass incarceration still seems to be taking a back seat (not that addressing police brutality and "lawful" devaluation of black lives is any less of a problem or is unrelated to mass incarceration). I am glad, though, to have all this solid information under my belt--it inspires so much more confidence in me to have important discussions, to have a more informed frame of reference, to start to try to figure out how to make real change. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. ~Amazon
  rootbranchesbib | Jun 9, 2021 |
A thoroughly researched and passionately argued thesis on the systematic subjugation of black men. Reading this book a decade after it was published, the premise was not new to me – a testament to how these arguments have permeated through the cultural ether and effected some reforms (e.g., crack/powder cocaine sentencing disparity, felon voting rights, ban the box). However, it’s disheartening to see how many of the same injustices persist, and just how relevant Alexander’s arguments remain. ( )
  jiyoungh | May 3, 2021 |
The new Jim Crow is well explained by the author as she explains how the war on drugs and the prison system has virtually locked up or put on government control a major segment of society, namely Blacks and other Latinos. Well worth reading. ( )
  addunn3 | Mar 25, 2021 |
The New Jim Crow confronts the idea that the election of Barack Obama actually marks a new age of colorblindness. Alexander says “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” She goes into how our criminal justice system functions as a way to control black communities in America. This book has been revered by the NAACP as a “call to action.”
Review from: The Write of Your Life. Books on race relations in America.
  stlukeschurch | Mar 7, 2021 |
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Quoting Alexander: "I consider myself a prison abolitionist, in the sense that I think we will eventually end the prisons as we know them. That doesn’t mean that I don’t think we don’t need to remove people from the community who pose a serious threat or who cause serious harm for some period of time. But the question is do we want to create and maintain sites that are designed for the intentional infliction of needless suffering? Because that’s what prison is today. They are sites where we treat people as less than human and put them in literal cages and intentionally inflict harm and suffering on them and then expect that this will somehow improve them. It’s nonsensical, immoral, and counterproductive, and that is what I would like to see come to an end."
 
Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama's political success and Oprah Winfrey's financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that [w]e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control (More African Americans are under correctional control today... than were enslaved in 1850). Alexander reviews American racial history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its transformation into the war on drugs. She offers an acute analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice: most Americans know and don't know the truth about mass incarceration—but her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that.
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This work argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race. As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status - much like their grandparents before them. In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.

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