The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
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West, Cornel, writer of foreword.
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New York : New Press, 2012., [Jackson, Tennessee] :
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Revised edition /
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xvii, 312 pages : portrait ; 24 cm
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Great Bend Public Library - NON-FICTION364.973 Alexander, MichelleOn Shelf

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English
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9781595586438, 1595586431, 9781595588197, 1595588191

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-296) and index.
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Law professor Alexander 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. 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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Alexander, M., & West, C. (2012). The new Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness (Revised edition /). New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alexander, Michelle and Cornel, West. 2012. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alexander, Michelle and Cornel, West. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness New York: New Press, 2012.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Alexander, Michelle,, and Cornel West. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Revised edition /, New Press, 2012.

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