Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksLibrariesSign In
The New Jim Crow book cover

The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander

A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller, with a new preface by the authorSeldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall ...
Publish Date
First Published in 2010
Goodreads rating
This book offers an eye-opening look into how the criminal justice system unfairly targets communities of color, and especially Black communities. It’s especially good at explaining the history and the numbers behind mass incarceration. I was familiar with some of the data, but Alexander really helps put it in context. I finished the book more convinced than ever that we need a more just approach to sentencing and more investment in communities of color.      source
My friend ⁦@impastormike_⁩ recommended that I read this book. If you’re like me and you want to understand our country and why things are the way they are, this is the book.      source
Since it can’t be done in 140 characters might I suggest two books just to start with - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, and Between the World and Me written by Ta-Nehisi Coates.      source
I’m reading Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow and my blood is boiling.      source
More than any other book I've read in the last few years, this book has reframed my thinking about, and understanding of, a major moral issue with society-wide implications. I cannot recommend it strongly enough: "The New Jim Crow" - M. Alexander      source