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"Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"

Amy Goodman talks to legal scholar Michelle Alexander about the new American caste system.

 

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The New Jim Crow

By Michelle Alexander
The New Press, 2010, 290 pages, $27.95
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Legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander argues that although Jim Crow laws have been eliminated, the racial caste system it set up was not eradicated. It’s simply been redesigned, and now racial control functions through the criminal justice system.

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