94 Terrace, Will v. Michigan Department of State Police, inequitable distribution of wealth in the United States, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Summary - eNotes.com", "Combating Discrimination Against the Formerly Incarcerated in the Labor Market". With dazzling candor, Alexander argues that we all pay the cost of the new Jim Crow.“—Lani Guinier, professor at Harvard Law School and author of Lift Every Voice: Turning a Civil Rights Setback into a New Vision of Social Justice and The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy “For every century there is a crisis in our democracy, the response to which defines how future generations view those who were alive at the time. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. This book will open your eyes, your mind, and get you thinking differently about the way we view crime among ethnic minorities. [18] The US embarked on an unprecedented expansion of its juvenile detention and prison systems. As a proud member of Generation Z, I hope to pursue the goals set out in this book, and implore my fellow Gen Z's to do the same. Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly' Slate' Chronicle of Higher Education' Literary Hub, Book Riot' and Zora A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller--"one of the most influential books of the past 20 years," according to the Chronicle of Higher Education--with a new preface by the author "It is in no small part thanks to Alexand [3], This, ultimately, leads Alexander to believe that mass incarceration is “a stunningly comprehensive and well-disguised system of racialized social control that functions in a manner strikingly similar to Jim Crow”. [8][9], Alexander argues that the War on Drugs has a devastating impact on inner city African American communities, on a scale entirely out of proportion to the actual dimensions of criminal activity taking place within these communities. According to her, mass incarceration is "the most damaging manifestation of the backlash against the Civil Rights Movement", and those who feel that the election of Barack Obama represents the ultimate "triumph over race", and that race no longer matters, are dangerously misguided. The New Jim Crow:Mass Incarceration by Michelle Alexander(E-ß00K) Faste Delivery. Americans want to believe that everybody is capable of upward mobility, given enough effort on his or her part; this assumption forms a part of the national collective self-image. You Save 11%. The 10th Anniversary Edition (2020) was discussed with Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show on network TV, and reviewed on the front page of the New York Times Book Review section on January 19, 2020. a.^ The persistently lingering result of the lack of land reform, of the fact that the former slaves were not granted any of the property on which they had long labored (unlike many European serfs, emancipated and economically empowered to various degrees by that time,[30] their American counterparts ended up with nothing), is the present extremely inequitable distribution of wealth in the United States along racial lines. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Jim Crow Questions and Answers. Today it is mass incarceration. When combined with the fact that whites are more likely to commit drug crimes than people of color, the issue becomes clear for Alexander: “The primary targets of [the penal system's] control can be defined largely by race”. Her analysis reflects the passion of an advocate and the intellect of a scholar. 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The following ISBNs are associated with this title: Sign up to get exclusive offers, the best in books & more.Plus, enjoy 10% off your next online purchase over $50.†. I have learned more about racism, and how to face it, than I ever learned in my 12 years of high school. She sees the rise of mass incarceration as opening up a new front in the historic struggle for racial justice. Thank you. 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.