The New Jim Crow

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In this stunning and stirring analysis, law professor Michelle Alexander argues that the “War on Drugs” has created a racial caste system in America akin to slavery and segregation. The ever-rising prison population, recent developments in drug enforcement policy, and the social and political stigma carried by people with criminal records has decimated African-American communities and reinforced unspoken racial bias in society at large. This is an extraordinary book—a vital, prophetic call for us to identify and dismantle the structures of inequality and oppression in 21st-century America. (The New Press)

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