The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)

“The genius of the current caste system, and what most distinguishes it from its predecessors, is that it appears voluntary. People choose to commit crimes, and that's why they are locked up or locked out, we are told. This feature makes the politics of responsibility particularly tempting, as it appears the system can be avoided with good behavior. But herein lies the trap. All people make mistakes. All of us are sinners."

“The genius of the current caste system, and what most distinguishes it from its predecessors, is that it appears voluntary. People choose to commit crimes, and that's why they are locked up or locked out, we are told. This feature makes the politics of responsibility particularly tempting, as it appears the system can be avoided with good behavior. But herein lies the trap. All people make mistakes. All of us are sinners."

U.S.A. / 2010

#thenewjimcrow by #michellealexander is a must read about the mass incarceration of Black males in the U.S. Tracing back from slavery, Dr. Alexander reveals the ways in which slavery in America transformed instead of ending. This is an excellent, groundbreaking book. TRUST ME. 👌🏾👆🏾📖

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