Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness looks at the invisible birdcage that keeps a astonishingly large number of black men locked in prison as targets of the War on Drugs.  She persuasively argues that we have not really done away with Jim Crow laws, but have replaced them with a system of mass incarceration that targets black men and other men of color. Alexander also shows how our penchant for “colorblindness” may blur our ability to see this injustice. To read a review from East County Magazine, click here.

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