The New Jim Crow Setting & Symbolism

Michelle Alexander and Michelle McCool
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Felony Conviction

A felony conviction is placed on the criminal record of those who have committed (or convicted of) a felony drug crime. Having a felony conviction on one's record invites a number of legal discriminations in public housing, education, employment, and the ability to receive public benefits. In addition, felons are restricted in voting and serving on juries. When over 90 percent of convicted drug felons are black, this creates a noticeable racial dilemma. Alexander suggests that as a result of their experience with incarceration and their felony label, black men are kept in a cycle of poverty and crime. The felony conviction works to keep black men out of American society.

Globalized Economy

The globalized economy is a system marked by extensive trading between nation-states, international corporations with multiple branches in various countries, and the increasing use of technological products. In "The New Jim Crow", black convicted...

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