Michelle Alexander The New Jim Crow Analysis

analytical Essay
311 words
311 words

In the article, “The New Jim Crow,” by Michelle Alexander at one point she states, “I came to see that mass incarceration in the United States has, in fact, emerged as comprehensive and well-distinguished system of racialized social control that functions in a manner strikingly similar to Jim Crow.” What Alexander means by this statement is that incarceration and Jim Crow laws are one in the same in today’s society, it goes hand in hand. There is a felon disenfranchisement (a form of color blindness with crime rates low and incarceration rates increasing), an example of this to compare is in the 1960s and before there was the separate water fountains versus those who are of color are the ones mostly incarcerated. Due to new laws today, it’s

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how incarceration and jim crow laws are one in the same in today's society.
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