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:

http://communitysuccess.org/sites/default/files/u9/Alexander-The%20New%20Jim%20Crow.PDF

Check out the google books preview at:

https://books.google.com/books?id=reDzBZ3pXqsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+New+Jim+Crow&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YkGsVPjFA9WeyATOyoGoAw&ved=0CDUQuwUwAA#v=onepage&q=The%20New%20Jim%20Crow&f=false

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."

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