Social Justice Book Discussion: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

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The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

In The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, the author, a civil rights activist, argues that the U.S. criminal justice system operates as a system of racial control, and that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education and public benefits create a permanent under-caste based largely on race.