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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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    "Excellent points but overstates the case"

    Very legitimate points about the criminal justice system but the case has not been made that it is Jim Crow especially in the comparison of affirmative action to a racial bribe.

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    I absolutely loved this book. Great read and very powerful. Wonderful narration and just a great read.

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    One of the once in a generation books truly life changing and can't stop talking about!

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    Love the timeliness, historical break down as well as the individual accounts that supports the untold truth of this novel. I would recommend and refer back to this book again.

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    D. Boutte New Britain, CT, US 12-16-16 Member Since 2015

    I love to "audio read!"

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    "amazing information. a must read!"

    this is a book that should be discussed in every American history class and course.

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    "Important book"

    Everyone who cares about racial justice and racial injustice should read this book. It overviews the complex system we have set up in regards to a racial caste system in the 21st-century.

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    Everyone should read this book. Hard to believe what little change we've seen in the world since its first publishing. We must do more.

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    "a must read for all Americans"

    this was a monumental read for those who are interested in the truth and the factors of why society is the way it is from the past up to current times

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    "The Ugly Truth"

    I'm so thankful that I've had the opportunity to listen to the New Jim Crow! This is a book that reveals what I've known but didn't quite know how to understand or articulate the caste system currently evolving in America. It gives a whole new meaning to big business. I have work to do!

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    this book definitely opened my eyes WIDER on the problem with concealed racism and hidden agendas. unfortunately, her claims aren't far -fetched. EVERYBODY, black through white should enlighten themselves

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