The New Jim Crow Topics for Discussion

Michelle Alexander and Michelle McCool
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"The New Jim Crow" demonstrates that many groups benefit financially from the War on Drugs. For example, law enforcement agencies receive federal funds and equipment for making drug-related arrests. Can you identify other areas in the drug war that display a profit-motive? How might this present a problem for those working to bring an end to the War on Drugs? Be sure to provide examples from the text to help strengthen your argument.

In Chapter Five, Alexander states that young black men are "made black" by their experience with police and the criminal justice system. What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her? Why or why not? Be sure to provide examples from the text to help support your argument.

When ex-drug offenders are released from prison, they carry the label of "felon" with them back to society. Being...

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