The New Jim Crow (Summary)

ebook Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michelle Alexander

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getAbstract Summary: Get the key points from this book in 10 minutes.

Michelle Alexander’s 2010 indictment of America’s penal system helped spark a new generation of civil rights and prison reform/abolition activism including the Black Lives Matter movement. It influenced the work of countless racial justice activists and educators. Alexander, a civil rights attorney and legal scholar, makes a compelling case that, far from having transcended race, the US criminal justice system has deliberately consigned millions of people of color to a new form of discrimination, disenfranchisement and stigma. 

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The New Press

The New Jim Crow (Summary)