The New Jim Crow:

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

An Amazon.com Bestseller

Civil rights advocate and accomplished lawyer Michelle Alexander broaches a topic worthy of national conversation. Alexander argues that criminals convicted by our justice system face the same obstacles—legal discrimination and disenfranchisement—African Americans faced during the Jim Crow era.

Editorial Reviews

“Devastating…Alexander does a fine job of truth-telling, pointing a finger where it rightly should be pointed: at all of us, liberal and conservative, white and black.”

Forbes

“Alexander is absolutely right to fight for what she describes as a ‘much-needed conversation’ about the wide-ranging social costs and divisive racial impact of our criminal justice policies.”

Newsweek

“Carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable.”

Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Michelle Alexander is a civil rights advocate and litigator, winning a 2005 Soros Justice Fellowship and she now holds a joint appointment at the Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University. Alexander served for several years as the director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California, which spearheaded the national campaign against racial profiling. She lives outside Columbus, Ohio.

Reader Biography

Karen Chilton is a New York–based actor and writer and an accomplished voice-over artist and narrator. Her voice can be heard on numerous national network television, radio, and Internet advertising campaigns. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks and won an Audiofile Earphones Award.

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