The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness.

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595588191

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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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," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action." Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.

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: 1479801313

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.

The New Monthly

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wheel about , And jump Jim Crow . ... Wid kiss her ( 99 ) Achates Digby By Alfred
Crowquill Songs of the Blacks By J B Buckstone, Esq 1 The New Crow2 A ...






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the. “New. Jim. Crow”? Racial. Disparities. and. the. Carceral. State. I am invisible
, understand, simply because people ... the carceral state is best understood as a
new type of “racial caste system” akin to Jim Crow.2 Many criminologists, ...

Author: Marie Gottschalk

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691170835

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

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The huge prison buildup of the past four decades has few defenders, yet reforms to reduce the numbers of those incarcerated have been remarkably modest. Meanwhile, an ever-widening carceral state has sprouted in the shadows, extending its reach far beyond the prison gate. It sunders families and communities and reworks conceptions of democracy, rights, and citizenship—posing a formidable political and social challenge. In Caught, Marie Gottschalk examines why the carceral state remains so tenacious in the United States. She analyzes the shortcomings of the two dominant penal reform strategies—one focused on addressing racial disparities, the other on seeking bipartisan, race-neutral solutions centered on reentry, justice reinvestment, and reducing recidivism. With a new preface evaluating the effectiveness of recent proposals to reform mass incarceration, Caught offers a bracing appraisal of the politics of penal reform.

Settler Colonialism Race and the Law

II(d). 115 Roberts, “Crime, Race,” 1972. White men accused of the same crimes
were not similarly subject to castration. ... 124 See Michelle Alexander, New Jim
Crow, 94; Sentencing Project, “Incarceration”; and Levy-Pounds, “Par for the ...

Author: Natsu Taylor Saito

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814723942

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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How taking Indigenous sovereignty seriously can help dismantle the structural racism encountered by other people of color in the United States Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law provides a timely analysis of structural racism at the intersection of law and colonialism. Noting the grim racial realities still confronting communities of color, and how they have not been alleviated by constitutional guarantees of equal protection, this book suggests that settler colonial theory provides a more coherent understanding of what causes and what can help remediate racial disparities. Saito attributes the origins and persistence of racialized inequities in the United States to the prerogatives asserted by its predominantly Angloamerican colonizers to appropriate Indigenous lands and resources, to profit from the labor of voluntary and involuntary migrants, and to ensure that all people of color remain “in their place.” By providing a functional analysis that links disparate forms of oppression, this book makes the case for the oft-cited proposition that racial justice is indivisible, focusing particularly on the importance of acknowledging and contesting the continued colonization of Indigenous peoples and lands. Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law concludes that rather than relying on promises of formal equality, we will more effectively dismantle structural racism in America by envisioning what the right of all peoples to self-determination means in a settler colonial state.

The New York Daily Tribune Index

.June 22 7 2 Children stunted by mill labor ... Jan 29 ( Sup ) 1 4 Children's work in
summer July 16 ( Sup ) 2 3 Chiles , " Jim Crow " story . Apr 23 ( II ) 10 2 Chilton ,
Senator : Speech ..... .Feb 5 1 2 Chinese Bodies in US removal plan . Nov 25 14 ...




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Wallace s Monthly

... this time a complete list of new performers, or to substantiate their records or
pedigrees, but offers the following as a fairly authentic memoranda of new 2:30
trotters and pacers for May, 1893: TBOTTKRS. A. B. 0.. bl K, by Jim Crow 2:25
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Railroads in the African American Experience

2 ; Curry , The Free Black , p . 90 . 10. Quoted in John F. Stover , The Railroads of
the South , 1865-1900 ( Chapel Hill , 1955 ) , p . 46n51 . Catherine A. Barnes ,
Journey from Jim Crow : The Desegregation of Southern Transit ( New York ...

Author: Theodore Kornweibel



Category: Art

Page: 557

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Surveys the African American railroad experience, from the work of slaves who laid rail and the activism of the famous Pullman Porters to the lives of current black railroad employees and passengers.

The Jim Crow Encyclopedia

This is the essential ready reference to understand American history post Reconstruction.

Author: Nikki L. M. Brown

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313341816

Category: History

Page: 952

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Jim Crow refers to a set of laws in many states, predominantly in the South, after the end of Reconstruction in 1877 that severely restricted the rights and privileges of African Americans. As a caste system of enormous social and economic magnitude, the institutionalization of Jim Crow was the most significant element in African American life until the 1960s Civil Rights Movement led to its dismantling. Racial segregation, as well as responses to it and resistance against it, dominated the African American consciousness and continued to oppress African Americans and other minorities, while engendering some of the most important African American contributions to society. This major encyclopedia is the first devoted to the Jim Crow era. The era is encapsulated through more than 275 essay entries on such areas as law, media, business, politics, employment, religion, education, people, events, culture, the arts, protest, the military, class, housing, sports, and violence as well as through accompanying key primary documents excerpted as side bars. This set will serve as an invaluable, definitive resource for student research and general knowledge. The authoritative entries are written by a host of historians with expertise in the Jim Crow era. The quality content comes in an easy-to-access format. Readers can quickly find topics of interest, with alphabetical and topical lists of entries in the frontmatter, along with cross-references to related entries per entry. Further reading is provided per entry. Dynamic sidebars throughout give added insight into the topics. A chronology, selected bibliography, and photos round out the coverage. Sample entries include Advertising, Affirmative Action, Armed Forces, Black Cabinet, Blues, Brooklyn Dodgers, Bolling v. Sharpe, Confederate Flag, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Detroit Race Riot 1943, Ralph Ellison, "Eyes on the Prize," G.I. Bill, Healthcare, Homosexuality, Intelligence Testing, Japanese Internment, Liberia, Minstrelsy, Nadir of the Negro, Poll Taxes, Rhythm and Blues, Rural Segregation, Sharecropping, Sundown Towns, Booker T. Washington, Works Project Administration, World War II.

The New Republic

... Marrash , 6-18 : 23 New - fashioned American radicals , Roche , 1-30 : 13 Jim
Crow's recent evolution , Murray , 6-4 ... sulphur conference , the Weinberg , New
government of France , Stern , 2-6 : 11 Anagnos , 1-23 : 23 4-23 : 3 New York ...

Author: Herbert David Croly



Category: Political science


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The Age of Jim Crow

At the time of the 1912 election Harlem Negroes had clustered in some two
dozen blocks , indicated in detail in a map in Victor R . Daly , " The Housing Crisis
in New York City , " Crisis , Dec . 1920 , p . 61 . These votes are from fourteen ...

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Social Science

Page: 669

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Jim Crow Joins Up

The morale of the Negroes was decidedly affected by this order which , without
explanation , put a stop to the friendly visiting which had grown up between the
two clubs . They felt that a new era of further segregation was beginning .

Author: Ruth Danenhower Wilson



Category: African American soldiers

Page: 129

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Chemical Engineering and Mining Review

2.- Plan showing portion of the Jim Crow creek dredging area . The payable area
selected for dredging is indicated by the broken line . The plan shows the method
of laying out and spacing the lines of boreholes . Figure on the left of each ...




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Government in America

Baer, Judith A. Women in the Law: The Struggle Toward Equality from the New
Deal to the Present, 2 ed. New- York: Holmes and Meier, 1996. An excellent
analysis of women's ... Examines the evolution of Jim Crow laws in the South ...

Author: George C. Edwards, III

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321195043

Category: Political Science

Page: 720

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The highly lauded politics matters focus of this accessible Brief text has been expanded in the new edition to include new ways students can connect to their government--through the news media and the Internet. In the latest edition, an exciting new Issues of the Times feature presents students with articles from The New York Times about controversies facing our nation today. Students are asked to think critically about the issues, and encouraged to see how politics and the news media affect them. New Get Connected end-of-chapter exercises ask students to get connected to their political system through the Internet by investigating hot political issues and evaluating their own positions on these topics. These new features are extensions of the text's long-standing politics matters theme. Through a variety of text features and a strong emphasis on public policy, Government in America shows students the impact that government has on their daily lives, encouraging them to see how vitally important it is to study, understand, and participate in our political system.