The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 10th Anniversary Edition

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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.
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Clarissa Crist
July 13, 2020
Such an important book! Probably the most referenced book I've come across in anti-racist literature. The way she connects different forms of system racism is so valuable to understand (mass incarceration, voter suppression, housing segregation, etc.)
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Michelle Rose
January 27, 2020
If more Americans understood this history (and current reality), we wouldn't be wasting so much time arguing bitterly, nor wasting billions of dollars imprisoning each other. This should be mandatory reading for every high school and university student.
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Chu
September 28, 2020
Very very true, not accepted by racists, how can they speak for the victims, no way at all, stop it, u still no 1 in color, hatred. U still dont get it, never accept wrongs they not created .
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