You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. Alexander also describes why the life-long effects of felon labelling are mostly invisible to society, even in the black community, as well as the destruction of self-esteem. The new Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. But enforcement activities were heavily concentrated on the black open air market. A437 2012 082 0 4 a 364. New York: The New Press, 2012. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.
It becomes a constant temptation to coerce guilty pleas in the name of acceptance of reponsibility or induing cooperation in putting away other 'targets' selected in the sole discretion of the prosecutor, and the efficiency of the justice system. Nearly all local prosecutors and lots of local judges are elected. After this, we will have an analysis of the book and then a quiz with answers to test you knowledge. Glossary of Terms People Mentioned in the Text Works Cited. Through exploration of the humanities, we learn how to think critically and creatively, to reason, and to ask the right questions.
Oppose mandatory sentences for most crimes, particularly non-violent ones. 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. What does The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness say? Next she weaves in the effect of poor legal representation, including the always overlooked high legal and psychological barriers to challenging asset forefeiture. About this Item: Macat International Limited, United Kingdom, 2017. About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2016. Named after the laws that enforced racial segregation in the southern United States until the mid-1960s, The New Jim Crow argues that while America is now legally a colorblind society - treating all races equally under the law - many factors combine to build profound racial weighting into the legal system. Additionally, the fiscal position of many states and municipalities is rapidly deteriorating.
Despite the triumphant dismantling of the Jim Crow laws, the system that once forced African-Americans into a segregated second-class citizenship still haunts and the criminal justice system still unfairly targets black men and deprives an entire segment of the population of their basic rights. Additionally, the fiscal position of many states and municipalities is rapidly deteriorating. Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is an unflinching dissection of the racial biases built into the American prison system. Reagan's War on Drugs is described in terms on cementing political alliances and mainly as addressing a non-problem. Overall a solid copy at a great price! But he was well-liked in the legal community as personally polite and charming, the epitome of an old-fashioned Southern gentleman.
The spine is in very good condition. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: - In The New Jim Crow, you will get a summarized version of the book. Probation and parole are almost impossible to adhere to, leading most offenders back to jail. Sort of like the attitude of many here for his approach to the War on Terrorism. Description xvii, 312 pages ; 24 cm Variant title Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness Notes Includes bibliographical references p. Felony convictions in other industrialized countries do not disenfranchise citizens, except while the felon is in prison and not then in some countries. About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2018.
When the researches came to Seattle, they easily determined that there were 5 open air drug markets in Seattle, 4 all-white, one mostly black in the central district. There are other obvious steps I have left out, inadvertently or deliberately there is no true anonymity in the modern age. What parts of local and state expenses have been the most out-of-control? Description 1 online resource xi, 290 pages. Staged as the War on Drugs, over the last 30+ years we have been carefully taught to equate blackness with criminality. Named after the laws that enforced racial segregation in the southern United States until the mid-1960s, The New Jim Crow argues that while America is now legally a colorblind society - treating all races equally under the law - many factors combine to build profound racial weighting into the legal system. For further details read her book.
This is what the current litigation against Sheriff Joe in Arizona, that is driving conservative hacks crazy, is based upon. From United Kingdom to U. Law enforcement has almost carte blanche to stop people in cars and in the streets all the while claiming it is not for racist reasons. They have suffered civic death as a result of their felony conviction. I will skip over history prior to 1968. A Complete Summary of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness The New Jim Crow is a book written by Michelle Alexander.
Only by constructing a new social movement, based on economic justice for all people, can we begin to reclaim the imagination cast by Martin Luther King Jr. He wound up with 30 days in jail and community service. 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. She points out how the approach of the courts is facilitated by the fact that judges typically only see the individual hunches that pay off, not the many cases that involve harrassment of the innocent - leading to an unconscious respect for the wisdom of police judgment. The Movement garnered an intense backlash that conservative politicians yoked in order to gain votes and implement a new, albeit subtler, racial separation. Libertarians As shown above, the heart of the book is the destructiveness of the War on Drugs. For young black men, the statistics are even worse.