The New Jim Crow

Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly‚ Slate‚ Chronicle of Higher Education‚ Literary Hub, Book Riot‚ and Zora A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller—"one of the ...

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620971941

Category: Law

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Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly‚ Slate‚ Chronicle of Higher Eduction‚ Literary Hub, Book Riot‚ and Zora A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller—“one of the most influential books of the past 20 years,” according to the Chronicle of Higher Education—with a new preface by the author “It is in no small part thanks to Alexander’s account that civil rights organizations such as Black Lives Matter have focused so much of their energy on the criminal justice system.” —Adam Shatz, London Review of Books Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander’s unforgettable argument that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” As the Birmingham News proclaimed, it is “undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.” Now, ten years after it was first published, The New Press is proud to issue a tenth-anniversary edition with a new preface by Michelle Alexander that discusses the impact the book has had and the state of the criminal justice reform movement today.

The New Jim Crow

9 The Civil Rights Movement's* triumph over Jim Crow ensured that the next caste system would have to be race-neutral in ... 2 Michael H. Tonry, Malign Neglect: Race, Crime, and Punishment in America (New York: Oxford University Press ...

Author: Ryan Moore

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351351478

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Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is an unflinching dissection of the racial biases built into the American prison system. Named after the laws that enforced racial segregation in the southern United States until the mid-1960s, The New Jim Crow argues that while America is now legally a colorblind society - treating all races equally under the law - many factors combine to build profound racial weighting into the legal system. The US now has the world's highest rate of incarceration, and a disproportionate percentage of the prison population is comprised of African-American men. Alexander's argument is that different legal factors have combined to mean both that African-Americans are more likely to be targeted by police, and to receive long jail sentences for their crimes. While many of Alexander's arguments and statistics are to be found in other books and authors' work, The New Jim Crow is a masterful example of the reasoning skills that communicate arguments persuasively. Alexander's skills are those fundamental to critical thinking reasoning: organizing evidence, examining other sides of the question, and synthesizing points to create an overall argument that is as watertight as it is persuasive.

The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action

Drawing from and expanding on the themes of Michelle Alexander's acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, this in-depth guide provides a launching pad for groups wishing to engage in deep, meaningful dialogue about race, racism, and ...

Author: Veterans of Hope

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535530248

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Drawing from and expanding on the themes of Michelle Alexander's acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, this in-depth guide provides a launching pad for groups wishing to engage in deep, meaningful dialogue about race, racism, and structural inequality in the age of mass incarceration. The Study Guide and Call to Action spans the entirety of The New Jim Crow, engaging the critical questions of how we managed to create, nearly overnight, a penal system unprecedented in world history, and how that system actually functions - as opposed to the way it is advertised. This important new resource also challenges us to search for and admit the truth about ourselves, our own biases, stereotypes, and misconceptions, and the many ways in which we might actually be part of the problem.

The World of Jim Crow America A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 volumes

During the civil rights movement, imprisonment acquired new meaning as a symbol of protest with figures like Rosa Parks (1913–2005) and Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968) facing arrest and imprisonment for contesting the legality of Jim ...

Author: Steven A. Reich

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144085081X

Category: History

Page: 805

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This two-volume set is a thematically-arranged encyclopedia covering the social, political, and material culture of America during the Jim Crow Era. • Gives readers hard to find but important details about the daily lives of African Americans during the Jim Crow era • Offers insights based on social history into the daily experiences of the average person, engaging students' curiosity rather than focusing on the events, dates, and names of "traditional history" • Presents information within a thematic organization that encourages a more in-depth study of specific aspects of daily life under Jim Crow • Includes related primary documents that enable students to view history more directly and reach their own conclusions about past events • Examines a wide range of topics such as work, family life, clothing and fashion, food and drink, housing and community, politics, social customs, and spirituality • Provides a general introduction to each volume, individual topic introductions, numerous images and illustrations, a timeline of events, and a bibliography identifying print and non-print resources

Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow an organizing guide

NEXT STEPS 1. What role(s) are you drawn to in movement work? What's a personal strength you bring to that role? What's a challenge you frequently experience in that role? 2. When do you experience conflict or tension with the other ...

Author: Daniel Hunter

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0988550814

Category: African American prisoners

Page: 80

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"Seeks to focus people in the direction of dismantling our nation's huge and egregious prison industrial systems, the old but new Jim Crow. In it, Daniel Hunter describes key organizing principles and offers an array of examples that describe concrete ways that individuals, organizations, and coalitions are achieving significant successes, which cultivate the soil for more and more significant campaigns in this crucial struggle"--

America s Continuum of Racial Democracy and Injustice

Alexander, Michelle, The New Jim Crow, pp. 44-47. E.J. Dionne Jr., “Why the Right Went Wrong ... Re-Engineering Jim Crow Strategies: New Racial Caste Management 1 2 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19. 4 5 6 7 Alexander, Michelle, The New Jim ...

Author: Thomas P. Wallace

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728357691

Category: History

Page: 462

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In 2019, of the 252 Republican members of Congress, only 3 were African American. Lincoln’s progressive Republicanism had been supplanted by the regressive 1950s Southern-styled Democratic Party ideology of white primacy. America’s initial morally flawed constitution permitted slavery to persist, catalyzing and sustaining hostile unresolvable ideological warfare, driven by slavery issues, the Civil War, a failed post-war Reconstruction effort, and a brutal Jim Crow suppression. And since the 1980s, politically contrived Republican race-neutral legislation and policies have disproportionally targeted minorities, resulting in discriminatory housing, voting, policing, and criminal justice outcomes. Over the centuries, excessive white self-serving social and economic individualism of privilege, religious ethno-cultural racism, and a destructive anti-progressive, anti-intellectual, and anti-scientific mentality has been ingrained within the nation’s DNA. This is America’s continuum of racial democracy and injustice.

The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North

2 Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New York: New Press, 2010), 41. The doubling of crime rates seen in Detroit in the late 1960s might have had more to do with police manipulation of ...

Author: Brian Purnell

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479820334

Category: History

Page: 352

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Did American racism originate in the liberal North? An inquiry into the system of institutionalized racism created by Northern Jim Crow Jim Crow was not a regional sickness, it was a national cancer. Even at the high point of twentieth century liberalism in the North, Jim Crow racism hid in plain sight. Perpetuated by colorblind arguments about “cultures of poverty,” policies focused more on black criminality than black equality. Procedures that diverted resources in education, housing, and jobs away from poor black people turned ghettos and prisons into social pandemics. Americans in the North made this history. They tried to unmake it, too. Liberalism, rather than lighting the way to vanquish the darkness of the Jim Crow North gave racism new and complex places to hide. The twelve original essays in this anthology unveil Jim Crow’s many strange careers in the North. They accomplish two goals: first, they show how the Jim Crow North worked as a system to maintain social, economic, and political inequality in the nation’s most liberal places; and second, they chronicle how activists worked to undo the legal, economic, and social inequities born of Northern Jim Crow policies, practices, and ideas. The book ultimately dispels the myth that the South was the birthplace of American racism, and presents a compelling argument that American racism actually originated in the North.

Broken Scales

Alexander, The New Jim Crow, 2. 32. Alexander, The New Jim Crow, 185. 33. Alexander, The New Jim Crow,186. 34. Alexander, The New Jim Crow, 186. 35. Kamala D. Harris, Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor's Plan to Make Us Safer (San ...

Author: Tom Diaz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538138514

Category: Discrimination in criminal justice administration

Page: 226

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This book analyzes the everyday actions of ordinary people in the context of extreme political and cultural polarization, distort the criminal justice system and betray the lofty ideals expressed in American founding documents and centuries of Anglo-American articulations of basic human rights.

Hurt

Alexander, The New Jim Crow; Hart, High Price; 13. ... Michelle Alexander wrote, “something akin to a racial caste system currently exists in the United States”; Alexander, The New Jim Crow, 2 (see 2–11 for supporting evidence). 23.

Author: Miriam Boeri

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520293460

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 780

Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation weaves engaging first-person accounts of the lives of baby boomer drug users, including the author Miriam Boeri’s own knowledge as the sister of a heroin addict. The compelling stories are set in historical context, from the cultural influence of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll to contemporary discourse that pegs drug addiction as a disease punished by incarceration. Boeri writes with penetrating insight and conscientious attention to the intersectionality of race, gender, and class as she analyzes the impact of an increasingly punitive War on Drugs on a hurting generation.

The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action

SECTION TWO: HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS (Chapters Two and Three) A bit of common sense is overdue in public discussions about ... 103). ew Jim Crow ew Jim Crow W e now turn to the criminal justice system itself— how it actually functions, ...

Author: Veterans of Hope

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304489191

Category: History

Page: 57

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Drawing from and expanding on the themes of Michelle Alexander's acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, this in-depth guide provides a launching pad for groups wishing to engage in deep, meaningful dialogue about race, racism, and structural inequality in the age of mass incarceration. The Study Guide and Call to Action spans the entirety of The New Jim Crow, engaging the critical questions of how we managed to create, nearly overnight, a penal system unprecedented in world history, and how that system actually functions - as opposed to the way it is advertised. This important new resource also challenges us to search for and admit the truth about ourselves, our own biases, stereotypes, and misconceptions, and the many ways in which we might actually be part of the problem.

Systemic Racism

2 (2009): 265–280. doi:10.1353/ dem.0.0052. Alexander, New Jim Crow, 2. Ibid; Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen, Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006). Alexander, New Jim ...

Author: Ruth Thompson-Miller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137594101

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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This volume identifies some of the remaining gaps in extant theories of systemic racism, and in doing so, illuminates paths forward. The contributors explore topics such as the enduring hyper-criminalization of blackness, the application of the white racial frame, and important counter-frames developed by people of color. They also assess how African Americans and other Americans of color understand the challenges they face in white-dominated environments. Additionally, the book includes analyses of digitally constructed blackness on social media as well as case studies of systemic racism within and beyond U.S. borders. This research is presented in honor of Kimberley Ducey’s and Ruth Thompson-Miller’s teacher, mentor, and friend: Joe R. Feagin.

How Did We Get Here

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow, 2 3. Beckett, Making Crime Pay, 53, citing Executive Office of the President, Budget of the US Government (1990) 4. Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow, ...

Author: Otis Brown, Jr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 132918193X

Category: History

Page: 72

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At one point in time, we saw much progress for Blacks in America, but today that progress has halted. In book 1 of his 2-book series, Otis Brown, Jr analyzes how the state of Black America has become what it is today. He defines and explains 6 of the most pressing issues seen in America's Black communities and offers solutions to each. Brown gives fresh perspective on improving the lives of America's Black youth and reestablishing the family structure. This powerful book lays the framework for restoring the nation's Black communities to prominence.

The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist

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Wading Through Many Voices

2. Michael Lind, "The White Overclass and the Racial Spoils System, ” in The Next American Nation: The New ... Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New York: The New Press, 2010), ...

Author: Harold Recinos

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442205857

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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Wading through Many Voices brings together the voices of Latino/a, African American, Asian American, Native American, and Euro-American scholars to produce a dialogue of public theology: how faith-communities, divided by race, class, ethnicity, and gender, can find a common ground for life together.

Ecotheology and Nonhuman Ethics in Society

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New York: The New Press, 2012), 6. 65. Alexander, The New Jim Crow, 2. 66. J. M. Coetzee, The Lives of Animals (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University ...

Author: Melissa Brotton

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498527914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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This book promotes Christian ecology and animal ethics from the perspectives of the Bible, science, and the Judeo-Christian tradition. It covers diverse topics such as developing Christian virtue ethics, assisting species threatened by climate change, liturgical and hymnal ecologies, past and present Catholic ecological thinking, and Jesus and the animals in the Gospel of Mark.

The America Syndrome

Cited in Michael Northcott, An Angel Directs the Storm: Apocalyptic Religion and American Empire (New York: I.B. Taurus, 2004), 26. 16. President Dwight Eisenhower ... See Alexander, The New Jim Crow, 2, and the Sentencing Project ...

Author: Betsy Hartmann

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609807413

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Has apocalyptic thinking contributed to some of our nation's biggest problems—inequality, permanent war, and the despoiling of our natural resources? From the Puritans to the present, historian and public policy advocate Betsy Hartmann sheds light on a pervasive but—until now—invisible theme shaping the American mindset: apocalyptic thinking, or the belief that the end of the world is nigh. Hartmann makes a compelling case that apocalyptic fears are deeply intertwined with the American ethos, to our detriment. In The America Syndrome, she seeks to reclaim human agency and, in so doing, revise the national narrative. By changing the way we think, we just might change the world.

New Monthly Magazine

They may talk about philosophy , But I'm prepared to show Tis all comprised in wheel about , And jump Jim Crow . ... He dearly lub a pretty gal , Wid kiss her H 2 ( 99 ) Songs of the Blacks By J B Buckstone, Esq 1 The New Crow2 A ...

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Jim Crow s Legacy

“Order Mississippi Jury to Spare White Rapist of Girl,” Philadelphia Tribune, August 6, 1960, 2. 38. Alexander, The New Jim Crow. 39. Mason I. Lowance, A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debate (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University ...

Author: Ruth Thompson-Miller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442230282

Category: Social Science

Page: 2788

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Jim Crow’s Legacy shows the lasting impact of segregation on the lives of African Americans who lived through it, as well as its impact on future generations. The book draws on interviews with elderly African American southerners whose stories poignantly show the devastation of racism not only in the past, but also in the present. The book introduces readers to the realities of the Jim Crow era for African Americans—from life at home to work opportunities to the broader social context in America. However, the book moves beyond merely setting the scene into the powerful memories of elderly African Americans who lived through Jim Crow. Their voices tell the complex stories of their everyday lives—from caring for white children to the racially-motivated murder of a loved one. Their stories show the pernicious impact of racism on both the past and the present. The authors use the phrase segregation stress syndrome to describe the long-term impact on physical, mental, and emotional health, as well as the unshakable influence of racism across years and generations. Jim Crow’s Legacy takes readers on an unparalleled journey into the bitter realities of America’s racial past and shows racism’s unmistakable influence today.

The Feminist War on Crime

Janell Ross, “From Mexican Rapists to Bad Hombres, the Trump Campaign in Two Moments,” Washington Post, ... 2. Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New York: New Press, 2012), 45; ...

Author: Aya Gruber

Publisher:

ISBN: 0520304519

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The opening battle : fighting patriarchy with purity -- The enemy : from "the man" to bad men -- The battle plan : arrest is best -- The weapon : ideal victims -- The new front : date rape -- From the sexual cold war to the new sex panic -- Endless war?

Yoga the Body and Embodied Social Change

Accessed January 30, 2016. http://zinnedproject.org/materials/pauli-murray-fighting-jane-crow/. 2. Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New York: The New Press, 2010).

Author: Beth Berila

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498528031

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change is the first collection to gather together prominent scholars on yoga and the body. Using an intersectional lens, the essays examine yoga in the United States as a complex cultural phenomenon that reveals racial, economic, gendered, and sexual politics of the body. From discussions of the stereotypical yoga body to analyses of pivotal court cases, Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the sociopolitical tensions of contemporary yoga. Because so many yogic spaces reflect the oppressive nature of many other public spheres, the essays in this collection also examine what needs to change in order for yoga to truly live up to its liberatory potential, from the blogosphere around Black women’s health to the creation of queer and trans yoga classes to the healing potential of yoga for people living with chronic illness or trauma. While many of these conversations are emerging in the broader public sphere, few have made their way into academic scholarship. This book changes all that. The essays in this anthology interrogate yoga as it is portrayed in the media, yoga spaces, and yoga as it is integrated in education, the law, and concepts of health to examine who is included and who is excluded from yoga in the West. The result is a thoughtful analysis of the possibilities and the limitations of yoga for feminist social transformation.