Alexander begins to state that mass incarceration is what everyone presumes it to be. That black people are more likely to commit crimes and the way they look is another factor that plays into a stereotype. The media is no help to emphasizing the stereotype and ones who aren’t criminals or even look it suffer from it just because of their race. She then goes on to talk about how the life of crime can be seductive but whether you’re white or black there isn’t any evidence to suggest that a person of color would more likely chose the life of crime. She then explains the reality where whites are more likely to at some point in their lives chose to participate in illegal drug activity.
The critiques have argued that Alexander created a strained similarity to the unique Jim Crow laws, employed a counter revolutionary conceptual framework and marginalized brown and black voices in favor of less radical and more mainstream perceptions. These critics, however approve that mass imprisonment in the U.S. is a disastrous problem, but they say they disagree with Alexander’s argument. In conclusion, we realize that the mass incarcerations in the United States exist and it is only a disguised Jim Crow law. It is evident as even the critics of Michelle Alexander’s argument against mass incarceration admit to the Jim Crow Law. Discrimination against black Americans should be rectified and avoided to ensure stability of a country.
In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was passed to outlaw discrimination due to ones skin color. Although this act was passed we still continue to live in a society where discrimination is quite relevant but systemized. Through Michelle Alexander's book we can understand her argument that there is a new form of legal discrimination although laws state that discriminating an individual because of their race is illegal. Michelle explains that there is a current mass incarceration among black men in the United States. The use of, possession of, or selling drugs is illegal but it has been systematically created that laws make it impossible to.
Instead of being racist, America uses its criminal justice system to label people of color "criminals.” While some races use drugs at similar rates, there is still a disparity in jails: they are mostly filled with people of color. The New Jim Crow makes it possible that the African Americans labeled as criminals lose basic rights, and consequentially, the whites maintain superiority over the blacks. Outside of prison, free prisone... ... middle of paper ... ...under the weight of logical fallacies and lack of research. In conclusion, Michelle Alexander depicts the grim reality for many young African American men in the era of mass incarceration and exposes the truth of racial injustice in the system of mass incarceration. She reveals how race plays an important role in the American Justice System and mass incarceration.
slave has been abolish, racism is over, the civil rights movement ended segregation, so why are color teens been targeted. in the presentation Fourteen Example of Racism in criminal justice system by Fania Halirou. it about how color people including black and hispanic are been treated unfairly by the justice system of America. the us constitution created laws to protect color in america, but this law are been abuse by the same very people that was suppose to protect them. Halirou pick a great topic in her presentation, because most people just look pass it or brush it off, not thinking about how it is affecting the mindset of the generation that are been put through all this challenges.
In this book her analyses is centered in examining the mass incarceration phenomenon in recent years. Comparing Jim Crow with mass incarceration she points out that mass incarceration is a network of laws, policies, customs and institutions that works together –almost invisible– to ensure the subordinate status of a group defined by race, African American (p. 178 -190). Alexander (2010) describes the New Jim Crow as a moment where society have already internalized the stereotypes of African American men as violent and more likely to commit crimes and where mass incarceration has been normalized – especially in poor areas– . That is, today is seen as normal that black parents are missing in their homes because they are in institutions of control (p.181). She also stresses American society denies racism when they assume the justice system works.
Disguised Discrimination In Michelle Alexander’s speech on her book The New Jim Crow, she vividly describes the past forms of blatant oppression of minority groups, especially Latino, and even more so, African American men. Such political systems such as slavery and Jim Crow Laws, were discussed as government intended repression of African Americans. The War on Drugs is then blamed for unfairly targeting minorities, which results in staggering rates of Black and Hispanic arrests. She later relates the past direct forms of discrimination to today’s indirect forms, and informs her audience on how our present political system has a very similar effect to the Jim Crow laws. I feel she effectively and convincingly states her argument using clear and concise language.
The issue of mass incarceration sparked conversation about racial disparities within the prison system. Following the abolishment of Jim Crow, legal racial segregation in the United States appeared dead. According to civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander this is not the case; racial segregation appears dead, but mass incarceration perpetuates a racial caste system that preserves this outdated practice. Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow argues that politicians used implicit language to ignite a racially charged War on Drugs to legally allow segregation. Alexander’s argument about politicians’ policies on crime have a silent but understood meaning about race.
Part I. This book brings up a lot of important issues but I think that the main themes are the failure of colour-blindness, jobs/economy and problems with law enforcement. In this book Michelle Alexander discuss the mass incarceration of black in America and the reason for why blacks are the most incarcerated group in America. In America there is this notion of colour-blindness, that colour is not of importance anymore because we are all treated equally as stated in the Declaration of Independence. The problem with this kind of thinking is that it completely contradicts the actual reality for many black people and it disguises the new racial caste system that exists.
He has given permission for cops to feel suspicious if black people go into a white community. It has shown that the law enforcement has violated the state policy over prohibition of racial profiling. This source has demonstrated that people will go so far to keep their job and not even own up to what they did. One of the aspects I have on white cops is even though they know it is wrong to use racial profiling ,because they hide the evidence, they still do it to the extent. It helped me better understand my topic with an example from today and proving that racial profiling does happen in our world and we need to fix it.