Sara fitzpatrick october 24, 2013 dr hidalgo response paper 4 in her chapter of the new jim crow entitled, the new jim crow michelle alexander argues that it is wrong to argue that black men 'choose' to be criminals (197) because the system turns them into criminals for committing the same crime that white men do. Alexander's book was published four years ago and spent 75 weeks on the new york times bestseller list, helping to bring mass incarceration to the forefront of the national discussion. Michelle alexander's stated goal is to begin a long-overdue conversation about a racialized caste system in the united states that has manipulated fear and taken advantage of indifference. Book by michelle alexander, wwwhuffingtonpostcom january 5, 2010 154 copy quote like jim crow (and slavery), mass incarceration operates as a tightly networked system of laws, policies, customs, and institutions that operate collectively to ensure the subordinate status of a group defined largely by race. The new jim crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness is a book by michelle alexander, a civil rights litigator and legal scholar the book discusses race-related issues specific to african-american males and mass incarceration in the united states, but alexander notes that the discrimination faced by african-american males is prevalent among other minorities and socio-economically.
Cara decaro the new jim crow response paper in the new jim crow by michelle alexander, i found some of its content riveting and truthful, while other aspects i could not quite agree with. Michelle alexander is rushing to catch a bus on her way to work one morning and spotted a bright orange poster on a telephone pole inviting people to a community meeting with the title: the drug war is the new jim crow. Michelle alexander michelle alexander is a legal scholar, human rights advocate, and author of the new jim crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness (the new press) to submit a. In alexander's first chapter, the rebirth of the caste she describes that contextual reasoning that have lead to the present day, racially skewed caste system the war on drugs was a phenomenon that sprung in the 1980's as a response to the deindustrialization that occurred during the mid 1970's.
Michelle alexander was an aclu attorney in oakland, preparing a racial-profiling lawsuit against the california highway patrol the aclu had put out a request for anyone who had been profiled to. The new jim crow study guide contains a biography of michelle alexander, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Michelle alexander (born october 7, 1967) is a writer, civil rights advocate, and visiting professor at union theological seminary (new york city)she is best known for her 2010 book the new jim crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. Michelle alexander points out that mass incarceration and the war on drugs is built on the foundation of demonizing people of color, particularly brown and black men and boys. © robert gumpert 1996 jarvious cotton cannot vote like his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, he has been denied the right to.
Michelle alexander's brave and bold new book paints a haunting picture in which dreary felon garb, post-prison joblessness, and loss of voting rights now do the stigmatizing work once done by colored-only water fountains and legally segregated schools. Michelle alexander, author of the new jim crow, associate professor of law at mortiz college of law, and senior fellow at kirwin institute for the study of race and ethnicity jonathan feinberg , partner with kairys, rudovsky, messing & feinberg. Michelle alexander is a highly celebrated civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar in her book, the new jim crow: incarceration in the age of colorblindness, alexander discusses the legal systems that seem to be doing their jobs perfectly well but have in fact just replaced one racial caste system with a new one. Alexander writes, the widespread and mistaken belief that racial animus is necessary for the creation and maintenance of racialized systems of social control is the most important reason that we, as a nation, have remained in deep denial (178. Mass incarceration paper instructions: in the new jim crow, mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, author michelle alexander argues that it is important for us to understand that the new jim crow is the prison industrial complex system which.
In the new jim crow, michelle alexander argues that the war on drugs and its consequent incarceration of a disproportionate number of black american men amounts to a new form of racialized social control akin to the jim crow laws. Michelle alexander is an associate law professor at the ohio state university she clerked for justice harry blackmun on the us supreme court and is a graduate of stanford law school. In this essay, you will develop a question based on the issues we've discussed from michelle alexander's the new jim crow your essay , then, will be about answering and exploring your question in a question paper, the thesis statement is delayed until the end after all, you can't really answer a good question until you've explored. The new jim crow essay topics michelle alexander the new jim crow click below to download the full study guide for the new jim crow access full summary.
Michelle alexander's best-selling book, the new jim crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, hit store shelves in 2010, offering readers a much-needed discussion around the. Most recently popularized by alexander's the new jim crow, and is a scathing critique of michelle alexander's new jim crow a prominent black paper,. Michelle alexander 221,712 likes 220 talking about this author of the new jim crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness.