For my part, I found myself pursing my lips skeptically at several places in the book. Nothing's changed, except baby steps toward treating crack and powder-cocaine offenses similarly. The fact that she examined everything with such nuance, refuting counterarguments left and right, makes the book all the more satisfying. An actual purpose of this system is the political sterilisation and social suppression of Black America. Catedraticos tales como Tom Romero han sugerido que The New Jim Crow provee de los fundamentos esenciales para comprender el 'nuevo sistema Jim Crow' de inmigracion y detencion en los Estados Unidos al dia de hoy.
I came to see that mass incarceration in the United States had, in fact, emerged as a stunningly comprehensive and well-disguised system of racialized social control that functions in a manner strikingly similar to Jim Crow. In the Foreword, radical Cornel West exhorts us: Martin Luther King Jr. Why I believe things only change on the surface, looks like we're making progress, but look underneath and you'll find something else there. I've lived it, seen it, the good and the bad. The rest is racial pornography. What do we believe in? El habló con nuestro productor ejecutivo sobre el tema. Public interference by standing on a sidewalk.
This book discusses the politics, reasons, and excuses that have resulted in mass incarceration. Today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. But we live in an age of intellectual oppression--and even the most obvious facts, and the most blatant lies--are not as clear to use as they should be. Intention is mental and ephemeral, an idea-before-the-fact which is part of a complex of other ideas, many of which may be contrary or contradictory. Then I realized she was the Ohio State law professor who had caused some stir five years ago with her book The New Jim Crow, a book which demonstrated how our criminal justice system was in effect little more than a system of racial oppression. When they get out they are not really free, hard to find a job if not I'm possible, stripped of their rights, they turn back to crime.
Hayes en 1876 hizo que el nuevo presidente, para congraciarse con el Sur, mandase retirar las tropas federales que quedaban en algunos Estados sureños. Why is it that a certain segment of society is always being hauled away in cuffs on the nightly news? That's more than all of Hawaii. Description: 431 pages ; 22 cm Other Titles: New Jim Crow. This book has a number of things going for it: 1. No, no, in fact, I'm among the most blessed of people in existence. Where do the numbers come from which she uses to claim that whites and blacks use drugs at the same rate? Because taking arms against this bloated, wretched hydra would take all day, let's strike at that central thesis, the heart of the book: The claim that blacks and whites use drugs at the same rate.
In sum a great book if you're interested in learning more about the impact of the criminal justice system on African-American men. Para la Edición Semanaria de Noticiero Latino, desde Nueva York, Marco Vinicio González Escucha. The greatest increase in funding for the War on Drugs took place during the Administration of: a Ronald Reagan, b Barack Obama, c George W. I generally strive to avoid any political discourse with friends, family, or strangers. She does an extraordinary job reviewing history, the different branches of the legal system, and the economic, social and political circumstances of black Americans today.
They end their lives in a parole system that strips them of their humanity. I was a college freshman, required to write a paper about fads vs. The statistics are staggering, the arguments well presented and thoughtfully explained. Criminality is part of the purpose. Property can be confiscated and homes invaded on unproven allegations.
Este trascendental ensayo plantea que el sistema racial de castas, antes conocido como segregacionismo o Jim Crow, reencarna ahora en el sistema de justicia penal. How many actually read the studies Alexander cites? That was King's dream - a society that is capable of seeing each of us, as we are, with love. We have 760 per 100,000, the Soviets had ~800. It serves well to remember why this book is entitled The New Jim Crow and just how accurate that is. In states where it's still a crime, the white teenager is rarely targeted, or if they are caught, they're seen as blowing of steam and often given a second chance, an opportunity rarely afforded to black teenagers. Most people who read this book are not good with complicated arguments, especially if these arguments involve numbers.
And so they do until we have the highest incarceration rate in the world. If you're American, I would especially recommend you to read this book. I believe that people will look back on this book and view it with the same reverence as Upton Sinclair's The Jungle or The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Al apuntar a los hombres de raza negra mediante la Guerra contra la Droga y diezmando las comunidades de gente de color, el sistema penal en Estados Unidos funciona como un mecanismo contemporáneo de control racial, relegando a millones de personas a la condición de ciudadanos de segunda clase, pese a no discriminar a nadie en teoría por el color de su piel. You will not be allowed to rest on your good liberal duff. Autor: Alexander, Michelle Alexander es abogada defensora de derechos civiles y una aclamada jurista. I appreciate the history detailed this book, i.
I have included gobs of this book in status updates and other quotes so will probably not do my usual inclusion of material from the text within this review. And if you think this is only a Republican issue, think again, Bill Clinton, his cabinet choices, and his crime bill have steamrolled more black men into a lifetime of imprisonment than almost any other law. You can become an advocate. The issue of drug use and criminality is a lot more complex than I can possibly tackle here. This feature makes the politics of responsibility particularly tempting, as it appears the system can be avoided with good behavior. This is despite crime statistics showing no greater prediliction for crime in these communities - African Americans use and deal drugs at very similar rates to whites, but are arrested and incarcerated at a far higher rate.
This is such an important step in building solidarity between impacted individuals around the important fight of fixing a broken criminal justice system. Not everyone who breaks the law needs a jail sentence, but what colour your skin is makes a difference, in whether you'll be let off, or offered a plea bargain. Pero eso nunca se pude ver. But herein lies the trap. Readers of the world, unite! Estos Estados, con mayoría demócrata muy conservadora, comenzaron a interpretar a su manera la legislación federal, conculcándola, en realidad.