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

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

"As the United States celebrates the nation's 'triumph over race' with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status -- much like their grandparents before them."

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Rebirth of Caste

Chapter 2: The Lockdown

Chapter 3: The Color of Justice

Chapter 4: The Cruel Hand

Chapter 5: The New Jim Crow

Chapter 6: The Fire This Time

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