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The New Jim Crow

The mass imprisonment of black people in the United States can be traced back to the original Jim Crow era when existence for black people was essentially criminalized. Jim Crow laws were created...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2019 4:55 pm UTC

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The New Jim Crow

In many ways, mass incarceration is similar to other racialized social controls in the past. Black and Hispanic males are locked up more than any other age demographic in the United States. In many...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2019 1:11 am UTC

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The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander uses primarily objective evidence in The New Jim Crow. The majority of her evidence is drawn from the legal system and the judicial system. She includes academic studies, as...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018 12:47 pm UTC

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The New Jim Crow

In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander identifies two main factors which led to growing hostility among Northern whites to the Jim Crow laws. The first was the increased political power of...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019 10:36 am UTC

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The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow tracks the ways that United States' law and custom has evolved from the Civil War to the present to maintain what Michelle Alexander calls America's "racial caste system" in...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2019 8:36 pm UTC

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The New Jim Crow

Jim Crow laws were passed after the Civil War to maintain segregation between black people and whites even after emancipation. These laws often drew on Black Codes, which were themselves often just...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2019 10:05 pm UTC

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The New Jim Crow

Critics from the far left have claimed The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness supports the status quo by using a mainstream, white, middle-class theoretical framework and...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2019 12:06 am UTC

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The New Jim Crow

In The New Jim Crow, author Michelle Alexander presents the history of systemic oppression of black people in the United States and provides a thorough analysis about how this oppression has not...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2018 5:52 pm UTC

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The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander is a civil rights attorney and the author of The New Jim Crow. Before writing her book, Alexander was the director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU. Despite being an...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2017 11:19 pm UTC

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The New Jim Crow

This book examines the unconscious bias that officers and law enforcement officials have against people of other races. While it is clearly wrong and against protocol to express outwardly racist...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2019 8:31 pm UTC

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The New Jim Crow

A caste system is a hierarchical system into which people are born; the characteristics of each level are associated with qualities that include race, religion, and family members's occupation....

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019 2:27 am UTC

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The New Jim Crow

In the first paragraph of the introduction to this text, which makes the argument that the mass incarceration and unfair laws that specifically target African American men have become the new way...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2019 1:10 am UTC

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The New Jim Crow

In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander points out that the freed slaves were not able to automatically exercise their new legal rights. Former slave owners and prejudiced politicians were...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2017 7:38 pm UTC

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