The New Jim Crow (MP3 CD)

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michelle Alexander, Karen Chilton (Read by)

Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio, 9781501260230

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/12/2012)
Paperback (1/7/2020)
Hardcover (1/7/2020)
Paperback (1/16/2012)
Hardcover (1/5/2010)

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March 2010 Indie Next List

“In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander tirelessly researches both the legal history of America's Jim Crow past and the current legal policies that contribute to the mass incarceration of black people. The text adds significantly to scholarship that contextualizes rates of incarceration among blacks and critiques of social and economic inequality.”
— Bruce Smith, Colorado State University Bookstore, Fort Collins, CO
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Description

In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. Once you're labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination--employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits, and exclusion from jury service--are suddenly legal.