The New Jim Crow Quotes

Michelle Alexander and Michelle McCool
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"For me, the new caste system is now as obvious as my own face in the mirror. Like an optical illusion—one in which the embedded image is impossible to see until its outline is identified—the new caste system lurks invisibly within the maze of rationalizations we have developed for persistent racial inequality" (Page 12).

"As the rules of acceptable discourse changed, segregationists distanced themselves from an explicitly racist agenda. They developed instead the racially sanitized rhetoric of "cracking down on crime" (Page 43).

"By waging war on drug users and dealers, Reagan made good on his promise to crack down on the racially defined 'others'—the undeserving" (Page 49).

"In every state across our nation, African Americans—particularly in the poorest neighborhoods—are subjected to tactics and practices that would result in public outrage and scandal if committed in middle-class white neighborhoods. In the...

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