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
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.
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.
I love to "audio read!"
this is a book that should be discussed in every American history class and course.
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.
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
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!
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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