The New Jim Crow calls on the civil rights movement—and all of us—to put mass imprisonment at the forefront of a new racial justice movement in America. Try not to miss it out today on Free Audiobooks Online.
The New Jim Crow audiobook: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The New Jim Crow audiobook: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness will entangle your ordinary white liberal guilt and leave you wondering how you could have been so naive as to assume colorblindness was innocuous, much alone desirable.
The New Jim Crow audiobook: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness‘s overview: As the United States celebrates the country’s “victory over race” with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black males in major American cities are incarcerated or have been designated criminals for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been repealed, a staggering amount of the African American population remains submissive, much like their ancestors before them.
Michelle Alexander, a former lawyer turned legal scholar, argues in her sharp analysis that we have simply reinvented racial caste in America. Alexander demonstrates that, by targeting black males and decimating communities of color, the United States criminal justice system acts as a modern system of racial domination, although nominally adhering to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow calls on the civil rights movement—and all of us—to put mass imprisonment at the forefront of a new racial justice movement in America. […]
The New Jim Crow audiobook: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness reveals that it is not just the high number of individuals in jail that causes most of the system’s pessimism, but also the severe limitation of their rights once they leave prison. Felons are denied public housing, assistance, and work possibilities, as well as the opportunity to vote in many jurisdictions. These felons—a sizable proportion of the urban black population—become an underclass unable to ascend, an underclass filled with pariahs barred from enjoying America’s liberties.
Although many people saw the growth of mass imprisonment as a reaction to the crack “epidemic” of the 1980s, Michelle Alexander – the author of The New Jim Crow audiobook: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness argues convincingly that it was a reprisal for civil rights achievements made in the 1960s and 1970s. For years, “Law and Order” had been a code term for racial control, utilized by Nixon and others, but it was Reagan’s “War on Drugs,” launched two years before cocaine was even an issue, that set the system in motion.
Extremism in any form, particularly certain, but not all, forms of conservatism and right-wing politics, not to mention the eye for an eye thing and the want tobe break free market, tend to be against restorative/rehabilitative justice, adoring enforcing retributive/punitive justice and a destructive and unnecessary system.
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