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e still facing the ire of a white domain, which now looks to mark an African American a felon at the slightest hint of aggression, and then treat him or her with the same brutality that the racist society offered to blacks.
The New Jim Crow is a befitting title to a book that has immense historic implications since it discusses a topic that not many would want to bring up in the era of Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey. With every chapter Michelle has developed a deep understanding of the concept of racism as it came to exist, life of slavery before that, and the life of hidden prejudice after that. From start to finish, the book grips you with a revolting idea, one that declares that how much proud one might feel of an American society that talks of equality and lack of discrimination, there is still a long way to go in achieving the goals of an equal society for American blacks that is devoid of prejudice (Alexander, 2013, 4).
Michelle is very clear about why we need a book to discuss such a topic right from the beginning. Her background as the Director of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) after having practiced as a civil lawyer in urban America of the 60s and the 70s allowed her to see the treacheries of Civil Liberties. Her description of the mass incarceration system, drug addiction cases, and the history of racism, has a personal tone that speaks tons for itself. The book is definitely a lot autobiographical as she recalls many incidents from her days in ACLU and afterwards, when her focus shifted “from employment discrimination to criminal justice reform and dedicated myself to the task of working with others to identify and eliminate racial bias whenever and wherever it reared its ugly head.” (Alexander, 2013, 2).
Her findings led her to discover more and more similarities in this aspect where mass incarceration and racial injustice stared seeming as mutually coherent practices, with different names. Michelle pioneers the thoughts as a black lady
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