The New Jim Crow
Mass Incarceration in the Age of ColorblindnessBook - 2012 | Revised edition / with a new foreword by Cornel West.
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“Claims that mass incarceration is analogous to Jim Crow will fall on deaf ears and alienate potential allies if advocates fail to make clear that the claim is not meant to suggest or imply that supporters of the current system are racist in the way Americans have come to understand that term. Race plays a major role—indeed a defining role—in the current system but not because of what is commonly understood as old-fashioned, hostile bigotry.”
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