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
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.
Yes, it's such an informative, detailed book that I would like to listen again to ensure that I didn't miss anything.
How racism is truly embedded into all aspects of the criminal justice system.
I recommend this book to everyone, as a Sociology/Criminal Justice major it was one of my all time favorite books
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.
I love the places I travel and the things I see through books.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very informative (extremely informational)
Cornell West (race matters)
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.
We can do better America for our fellow citizens
saddens me that greed has trumped America.
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