The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness [Michelle Alexander, Cornel West] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as brave and bold
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What is the article about?
This book addresses all the issues of the mass incarceration society we live in. We rob people of their voice yet still demand that they pay taxes. A cycle is only reinforced by inhibiting
What are people/commenters saying about the article?
This book has gotten rave reviews. It is difficult to find a negative review, but entire papers have been written on the downsides of her argument. Many claim the jim crow laws should not be compared to mass incarceration, and another critique is that she does not address the economic side of the issue.
What do you think about the article, the comments and why?
I appreciate this book, and while it has flaws, what book about such a complex issue wouldn't? I think she has done an excellent job describing the issue.