|aThe new Jim Crow :|bmass incarceration in the age of colorblindness /|cMichelle Alexander.
|aMass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
|aNew York :|bNew Press,|cc2012.
|axvii, 312 pages ;|c24 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aAs the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status, much like their grandparents before them, who lived under an explicit system of control.--Book jacket.
|aCriminal justice, Administration of|zUnited States.
|aDiscrimination in criminal justice administration|zUnited States.
Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, Alexander served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Cornel West is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University.