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Book - The New Jim Crow


The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander.

The New Jim Crow from New Press softcover, 320 pages, 2012. Since its publication in hardcover in March 2010, Michelle Alexander’s book has escaped the fate of most (all?) books on criminal justice by becoming a bestseller with 175,000 copies. A legal scholar and gifted writer and speaker, Alexander has banished the fantasies of a “post-racial” USA in the Obama era. She has catalyzed a serious discussion of how US drug policy has become race policy, relegating millions to a permanent second-class status, with immensely destructive consequences for them and for this country. This is an updated paperback edition, foreword by Cornel West.

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