Objects & Places from The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander and Michelle McCool
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Civil Rights Act of 1964

This landmark legislation outlawed discrimination in the U.S. based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

War on Drugs

This American term refers to a campaign aimed at reducing the illegal drug trade. It was largely brought to implementation under the presidency of Ronald Reagan when he first declared it in 1982.

Affirmative Action

This policy in the U.S. and other nations favors members of a disadvantaged group and seeks to achieve a bridge in inequalities in employment and pay.

Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986

This law passed by the U.S. Congress changed the system of federal supervised release from a rehabilitative system to a punitive system. It also enacted new mandatory minimum sentences for drugs.

Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988

This amendment to a prior law addressed the mandatory minimum penalties for drug trafficking conspiracies. It also made crack cocaine the only...

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