In The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, civil rights lawyer and scholar Michelle Alexander explores the racist origins of America’s system of mass incarceration. Published in 2010, the book has spent over 250 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. It is widely considered one of the influential and important non-fiction books of the 21st century—having been cited in numerous judicial decisions and having become a staple in classrooms exploring racial justice.


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