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  • The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • Michelle Alexander
  • English
  • 13 May 2019
  • 9781595581037

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The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Free read ´ 106 Race with the election of Barack Obama the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status much like their grandparents before themIn this incisive critiue former litigator turned legal scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that w. You need to read this I don t pretend to have a terribly high opinion of the US Like Australia it is a settler society that really needs to reconcile and make amends with its own past For instance until very recently the US had a holocaust museum but no museum to slavery The history of slavery and of Jim Crow is a stain that marks the entire sweep of US history and that stain is red because it is in bloodThe problem is that since the US has never reconciled itself with its past it finds it impossible to see how the stereotypes and common sense assumptions that pervade its national consciousness remain profoundly racist In fact a large part of the point of this book is to show that colour blind visions of US race relations today are perhaps the largest problem facing people of colour From slavery to Jim Crow to the criminalisation of black America the thing that makes the new racial system so effective is that it is hidden in plain sightEffectively the US has an injustice system rather than a justice system I mean the system is constructed to create criminals it is created to destroy lives and it does so in ways that make the pathways of escape from the systematic injustices of law and order so narrow that hardly anyone can make it through Well when I say that that only really applies if you are black or brown White people are much less likely to be caught in the structural traps set by the criminal injustice system but hasn t that always been thusThe problem is the war on drugs By any measure well other than counting the wealth of the owners of private prisons in the US and criminalising huge numbers of black and brown people the war on drugs has been an abject failure The US now has a uarter of the people imprisoned in the world It is uite amusing hearing people from the US go on about their love of freedom it displays a level of double speak that would make Orwell blush But the war on drugs has been used most effectively to put black and brown America back in their place after the Civil Rights victories of the 1950s and 60s As the author points out repeatedly here whites and blacks use drugs at similar rates they commit most crimes at similar rates although there is evidence that whites are actually likely than blacks to use drugs however the social stereotypes are that blacks are the drug users and drug dealers and that stereotype is then realised in the way blacks are treated by the police force and then by the criminal justice system and then by the prison system and finally in how they are treated after they leave the prison system A white person caught with drugs is treated better by the criminal justice system at every single stage than a black person is They are less likely to be arrested in the first place less likely to get a conviction less likely to end up in jail and all of this while being just as likely to commit the crime But the system has been so rigged by its assertion of colour blindness that even the profiling that clearly happens and the disparities in sentencing that are blindingly obvious cannot even be complained about since everyone already knows that racism doesn t exist any I mean President Obama was black wasn t heI m not going to list the examples she gives throughout this of the jaw droppingly horrible treatment of people I kept finding myself making involuntary noises throughout reading this Honestly there were points in this so shocking I almost laughed out loud it was like something from an incredibly poor taste comedy show you know called Justice in America The chapter where she details how police are encouraged to confiscate the proceeds of crime is so disturbing that Kafka could have written it No in fact Kafka would probably think it was too over the top and so even he might have shied away from writing itThe worst of this is that it isn t all that clear to me how the gross injustices detailed in this book are ever going to be overcome Defining blacks as criminals has been a master stroke I mean it makes it nearly impossible for even the left to support the mostly black men who have had their citizenship rights removed from them being someone who supports blacks is bad enough but someone who supports criminals Who is going to do that Potentially not even fellow blacks Really this book would make you weep A part of this where I made one of my little noises was where she said that prisons are often placed out in the country you know where mostly white people live where the prisoners then swell the local population but since they are prisoners where they aren t allowed to vote This gives these mostly white areas representative power given their larger population and it simultaneously takes representative power away from the black neighbourhoods were the prisoners would otherwise live Three fifths compromise anyone Yep it s just like being back in the good ol days when a black person s vote was worth only three fifths of that of a white person s the things changeThe use of shame to keep black people in their place is particularly disturbing but has proven stunningly effective This book is a case study in discussing how effectively shame can be deployed as a form of symbolic violence against an entire populationLike I said this really needs to be compulsory reading Once again I ve come away from reading a book utterly despising both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Sure I would be forced to support either of them before Trump but the harm they both did as Presidents is beyond disgusting Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder until very recently the US had a holocaust museum but no museum to slavery The history of slavery and of Jim Crow is a stain that marks the entire sweep of US history and that stain is red because it is in bloodThe problem is that since the US has never reconciled itself with its past it finds it impossible to see how the stereotypes and common sense assumptions that pervade its national consciousness remain profoundly racist In fact a large part of the point of this book is to show that colour blind visions of US race relations today are perhaps the largest problem facing people of colour From slavery to Jim Crow to the criminalisation of black America the thing that makes the new racial system so effective is that it is hidden in plain sightEffectively the US has an injustice system rather than a justice system I mean the system is constructed to create criminals it is created to destroy lives and it does so in ways that make the pathways of escape from the systematic injustices of law and order so narrow that hardly anyone can make it through Well when I say that that only really applies if you are black or brown White people are much less likely to be caught in the structural traps set by the criminal injustice system but hasn t that always been thusThe problem is the war on drugs By any measure well other than counting the wealth of the owners of private prisons in the US and criminalising huge numbers of black and brown people the war on drugs has been an abject failure The US now has a Dissertatio cum Nuncio sidereoDiscussion avec le messager céleste ; Narratio de observatis Jovis satellitibusRapport sur l'observation des satellites de Jupiter Science et humanisme uarter of the people imprisoned in the world It is Triptyk uite amusing hearing people from the US go on about their love of freedom it displays a level of double speak that would make Orwell blush But the war on drugs has been Flashpoint used most effectively to put black and brown America back in their place after the Civil Rights victories of the 1950s and 60s As the author points out repeatedly here whites and blacks Passaconaway in the White Mountains use drugs at similar rates they commit most crimes at similar rates although there is evidence that whites are actually likely than blacks to Understanding The Catcher in the RyeA Student Casebook to Issues Sources and Historical Documents use drugs however the social stereotypes are that blacks are the drug The Color of Our Sky users and drug dealers and that stereotype is then realised in the way blacks are treated by the police force and then by the criminal justice system and then by the prison system and finally in how they are treated after they leave the prison system A white person caught with drugs is treated better by the criminal justice system at every single stage than a black person is They are less likely to be arrested in the first place less likely to get a conviction less likely to end Stanley Gibbons' Guide to Stamp Collecting up in jail and all of this while being just as likely to commit the crime But the system has been so rigged by its assertion of colour blindness that even the profiling that clearly happens and the disparities in sentencing that are blindingly obvious cannot even be complained about since everyone already knows that racism doesn t exist any I mean President Obama was black wasn t heI m not going to list the examples she gives throughout this of the jaw droppingly horrible treatment of people I kept finding myself making involuntary noises throughout reading this Honestly there were points in this so shocking I almost laughed out loud it was like something from an incredibly poor taste comedy show you know called Justice in America The chapter where she details how police are encouraged to confiscate the proceeds of crime is so disturbing that Kafka could have written it No in fact Kafka would probably think it was too over the top and so even he might have shied away from writing itThe worst of this is that it isn t all that clear to me how the gross injustices detailed in this book are ever going to be overcome Defining blacks as criminals has been a master stroke I mean it makes it nearly impossible for even the left to support the mostly black men who have had their citizenship rights removed from them being someone who supports blacks is bad enough but someone who supports criminals Who is going to do that Potentially not even fellow blacks Really this book would make you weep A part of this where I made one of my little noises was where she said that prisons are often placed out in the country you know where mostly white people live where the prisoners then swell the local population but since they are prisoners where they aren t allowed to vote This gives these mostly white areas representative power given their larger population and it simultaneously takes representative power away from the black neighbourhoods were the prisoners would otherwise live Three fifths compromise anyone Yep it s just like being back in the good ol days when a black person s vote was worth only three fifths of that of a white person s the things changeThe Germany in the Early Middle Ages 476 1250 use of shame to keep black people in their place is particularly disturbing but has proven stunningly effective This book is a case study in discussing how effectively shame can be deployed as a form of symbolic violence against an entire populationLike I said this really needs to be compulsory reading Once again I ve come away from reading a book Marxism and Law Marxist Introductions utterly despising both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Sure I would be forced to support either of them before Trump but the harm they both did as Presidents is beyond disgusting

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The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Free read ´ 106 E have not ended racial caste in America we have simply redesigned it Alexander shows that by targeting black men and decimating communities of color the US criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community and all of us to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in Americ. No black people aren t the majority in our American prisons because they re likely to commit crimes They re there because the War on Drugs has been applied to them freuently than any other racial group Give a damn people Read this book and stop lying to yourselves

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The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Free read ´ 106 Jarvious Cotton's great great grandfather could not vote as a slave His great grandfather was beaten to death by the Klu Klux Klan for attempting to vote His grandfather was prevented from voting by Klan intimidation; his father was barred by poll taxes and literacy tests Today Cotton cannot vote because he like many black men in the United States has been labeled a felon and is currently on paroleAs the United States celebrates the nation's triumph over. The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander will pick up your everyday white liberal guilt tie it in knots and leave you wondering how you could have ever been so simple minded as to think colorblindness was benign let alone desirable While the War on Drugs hopped up on federal funds and confiscated property is systematically exploiting African American neighborhoods to supply the ever growing prison industry with human beings to incarcerate the mass imprisonment of young black men is inevitable Felony convictions of African Americans for simple possession of the kinds of drugs that white youth are routinely expected to experiment with are easily obtained but incarceration is just the beginning Once branded a felon in America today one has no future no job no loan for tuition no food stamps to help feed the children no vote no jury service In some states no amount of restitution can change a felon back into a citizen Alexander s scholarly study is than convincing and as she admits its lesson is than challenging While the best and brightest of African American leaders merely provide evidence for those who insist that racism is not the problem the future remains grim