The New Jim Crow Summary
Michelle Alexander and Michelle McCool

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The New Jim Crow Overview

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a nonfiction book by American civil rights advocate and author Michelle Alexander. This book of essays examines contemporary race-related issues in the United States, focusing on the drug war, mass incarceration, and the emergence of a new “caste system” in response to the Civil Rights Movement. This award-winning book explores the overt and underlying racism in America and the social systems that emerge from that racism.

NOTE: Citations in this Lesson Plan refer to the following version of the book: Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press, 2012. Kindle edition.

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