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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness’

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness’

In this devastating inquiry into our nation’s prison system, legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander detonates any notions that the election of Barack Obama heralded a new age of post-racial unity. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness outlines how the War on Drugs has empowered law enforcement to detain and incarcerate an entire segment of society, effectively creating a new underclass.

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