A book Cornel West calls “An instant classic.”…

The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. Cornel West also wrote a “New Forward” to the edition I foiund in paperback at the library.

There is a link to a pdf of perhaps a precursor to the book at:


Check out the google books preview at:


googlebooks brief review:
“Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.”

Posted in Black Lives and Race Matters; New Jim Crow; Mass Incarceration and the Private PIC

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