The New Jim Crow (MP3 CD)
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio, 9781501260230
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
March 2010 Indie Next List
— Bruce Smith, Colorado State University Bookstore, Fort Collins, CO
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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.