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The New Jim Crow Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Darrien D. Atlanta, GA, United States 08-13-12
    Darrien D. Atlanta, GA, United States 08-13-12
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    Where does The New Jim Crow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the upper middle.


    If you’ve listened to books by Michelle Alexander before, how does this one compare?

    No this was the first


    Have you listened to any of Karen Chilton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No this was the first; however, her reading of the book made it interesting.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt that this book was one sided. It put too much focus on blacks being locked up; however, there were points made about self responsibility.


    Any additional comments?

    Books like these are good due to the facts that they give; however, it does not offer any suggestions for prevention and being a countable for ones own actions.

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    Louis C. Golden Japan 08-26-16
    Louis C. Golden Japan 08-26-16

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    "great book a most listen"

    it has taken a while to finish but i will listen once more with the book so i can make notes

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    Dave Chapman E. Thetford, VT USA 08-24-16
    Dave Chapman E. Thetford, VT USA 08-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Powerful Book with insightful perspective"

    This book is full of knowledge and eye opening facts correcting the misconception that is race in this country. It helps the reader understand the cause and effect that brings down the black community from both social and institutional standpoint. It truly is a must read if you have a desire to better understand what walking around as black man or women is like in the United States. The fear is real. I hope people choose to better understand

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    trainwithdavid 08-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Completely Satisfied"

    This book does not leave a stone unturned. It sets a pace and maintains it from beginning to end, and never disappoints. I look forward to the follow-up. Excellent for a glimpse of what's really going on in America.

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    Donovan 08-19-16
    Donovan 08-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Lucid and Clear"

    Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow," is a didactic piece on the horrors of mass-incarceration.

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    DEON E PROVOST 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "phenomenal"

    absolutely inspiring from start to finish. author and narrator are fantastic! anyone interested in the future of America needs to read this book.

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    Andre Finkley WINSTON SALEM, NC, US 08-11-16
    Andre Finkley WINSTON SALEM, NC, US 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    This is an amazing audiobook that every black male should expose himself and his children to. What you don't know about the Criminal Justice system could cost you more than you think!!!!

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    Benzel 08-10-16
    Benzel 08-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Must Read"

    I had only one struggle with this book. that struggle was that Michelle seems to believe that we have no control over our own destiny, and that everything we experience as Black people is systemic... That is not the case. other than that... this book is riviting, real, and important for all Americans and beyond

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    Sean 08-06-16
    Sean 08-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    A real eye and soul opening book. A lot of what goes on we are oblivious to. The financial and law enforcement incentives to allow disparate treatment of people of color is frightening and daunting

    Should be a staple for everyone , every school, every politician , and everyone in law enforcement

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    G. Walls All Over The World 08-06-16
    G. Walls All Over The World 08-06-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent Information!"

    The comparison to the old Jim Crow and slavery are striking. Don't think the country is ready for the types of reforms needed to fix this HUGE problem. They are necessary though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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