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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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Devastating. . . . Alexander does a fine job of truth-telling, pointing a finger where it rightly should be pointed: at
all of us, liberal and conservative, white and black.

Alexander is absolutely right to fight for what she describes as a “much-needed conversation” about the wide-ranging
social costs and divisive racial impact of our
criminal-justice policies.

Invaluable . . . a timely and stunning guide to the labyrinth of propaganda, discrimination, and racist policies
masquerading under other names that comprises what we call justice in America.
—Daily Kos

Many critics have cast doubt on the proclamations of racism’s erasure in the Obama era, but few have presented a case as
powerful as Alexander’s.
—In These Times

Carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable.
—Publishers Weekly

[Written] with rare clarity, depth, and candor.

A call to action for everyone concerned with racial justice and an important tool for anyone concerned with
understanding and dismantling this oppressive system.

Undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.
—Birmingham News

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About the Author

Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Project in
Northern California, Alexander served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Cornel West is
the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University.

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