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The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander and Karen Chilton


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781501260230
  • ISBN-10: 1501260235
  • Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
  • Publish Date: August 2015


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Books > Social Science > Penology
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