The New Jim Crow
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
ISBN10: 1501260235 ISBN13: 9781501260230 Contributors: Chilton, Karen (Narrator) Publisher: Brilliance Audio Published: Aug 4 2015 Weight: 0.16lbs. Height: 7.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. Once you're labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination--employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits, and exclusion from jury service--are suddenly legal.