The New Jim Crow Book Summary

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Michelle Alexander wrote the book called, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, the publication is in New York and the publisher is The New Press, which is the second edition, it was published in the year of 2012 and the book has 312 pages. On October 7, 1967, Michelle Alexander was born. She is a graduate from Stanford Law School and Vanderbilt University. She is a civil rights lawyer, advocate and legal scholar. She is a professor who has taught at a many universities. She was an associate professor of law and directed the Civil Rights Clinics at the Stanford Law School. Her award with a Soros Justice Fellowship supported her book, The New Jim Crow. The main discussion in this book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is about racism. Racism is defined as the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Racism was an ongoing topic talked about in past history and still is a current topic talked about in present history. As mentioned in the book, Alexander believes that the War …show more content…

Alexander arguments were about equality. As stated in the book, “The backlash against the gains of African Americans in the Reconstruction Era was swift and serve. As African Americans obtained political power and began the long march toward greater social and economic equality, whites reacted with panic and outrage” (30). Many whites didn’t appreciate that African American were gaining power. I believe that racism is a very cruel and brutal topic. Even though racism isn’t has bad as it was back then, it is still a current issue in our world today and needs to have an end to it. My father was born in Lebanon and when he came to America he got commented on his race and he still does

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