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The Resource The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

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The New Jim Crow
Title
The New Jim Crow
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Summary
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience
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  • Alexander, Michelle
  • West, Cornel
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Law
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Label
The New Jim Crow
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781595588197
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The New Jim Crow
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a9f5f559-e745-4244-b0e9-ba2e4b6c4008
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781595588197
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      39.6078903 -105.0037841
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