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The New Jim Crow Audiobook

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.
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In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. Once you’re labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination - employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits, and exclusion from jury service - are suddenly legal.

©2012 Michelle Alexander (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    "A must read for every American."

    The author is presenting an argument with this book. You may or may not agree with her argument, but I say if you want to claim to have a position, you must, at the very least, make yourself familiar with the powerful case laid out throughout this book.

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    K. Ricker ME 04-23-16
    K. Ricker ME 04-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Eye opening book"
    Would you listen to The New Jim Crow again? Why?

    Yes, it's such an informative, detailed book that I would like to listen again to ensure that I didn't miss anything.


    What did you like best about this story?

    So informative


    Which character – as performed by Karen Chilton – was your favorite?

    N/A


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    How racism is truly embedded into all aspects of the criminal justice system.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to everyone, as a Sociology/Criminal Justice major it was one of my all time favorite books

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    Terrelle L. Mitchell 04-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful summary of how we got here."

    I would recommend to those who think it's all about not mid-behaving and assimilating.

    I love the point made that civil rights activism has been over taken by lawyers instead of relevant change.

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    Tanya Angelique Samuel Warner Robins, Ga 04-20-16
    Tanya Angelique Samuel Warner Robins, Ga 04-20-16 Member Since 2015

    I love the places I travel and the things I see through books.

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    "Life changing eye opener"

    This book was well researched, written and narrated. It speaks to the heart of anyone concerned about the plight of society. It's not just a read to enlighten the Black and Brown but to all.

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    Tootsie25 04-20-16
    Tootsie25 04-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great"

    amazing and honest look into the system that has changed a nation and the people repressed by it

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    Basil 04-15-16
    Basil 04-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing research"

    Loved the book. It provided helpful research and analysis for the coming election. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand policy and how it influence the American experience for Black America.

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    MovieBluff 04-14-16
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    "Incredible eye opener"

    This book was an incredible eye opener for me. I had no idea that society had forgotten so many people or that so many people, myself included, lived in a bubble. Once you realize the current paradigm of society is so inconceivably unjust it's impossible to go back.

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    Manuel 04-13-16
    Manuel 04-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book."

    Alexander contradicts herself at times, but does an excellent job defending her position. One can tell, she definitely did a lot of research for this book. I would suggest this book to every one especially those in America. But I would also inform them that the abridged version would probably provide them with the same information, because it was redundant at points.

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    Me'Chelle H. 04-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Must Have!"

    this book is one that definitely belongs on your audible.as.well as on your book shelf.

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    Boyce Collins 04-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant piece of work...."
    Where does The New Jim Crow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very informative (extremely informational)


    What other book might you compare The New Jim Crow to and why?

    Cornell West (race matters)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The drug epidemic was on the decrease during the Reagan admin. Until, the Reagan admin dropped massive amounts of cocaine in the people of color neighborhoods' by way of the (CIA) which violently destroyed the black communities through out these US for decades to come.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    We can do better America for our fellow citizens


    Any additional comments?

    saddens me that greed has trumped America.

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