In Germany, 93 people are in prison for every 100,000 adults and children. Sop says a Los Angeles Times editorial dated April 7, 2016. . Will we make a different choice today? Dennis Moore is a member of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild. My own son was one of those young black men. This review is from the Observer • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness by Michelle Alexander is published by Penguin (£9.99). It has been a ringing alarm for some who could have gone their whole lives and never known about the way that the war on drugs has disproportionately affected certain vulnerable segments of the population and made others vulnerable that may have not otherwise been. According to The Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization, 35 states ban parolees from voting and 30 of the same states bar voting by people on probation as well. Submitted by Dennis on Sun, 08/07/2011 - 10:47, I received a letter recently from Christopher Greene, who is incarcerated at Pelican Bay Prison in California, who I referenced in my review of Michelle Alexander's book, "The New Jim Crow." About the Clintons - I more or less reserve comment on this forum, however, I am baffled when I hear so many black folks say that President Clinton was the first black President when he has done so much damage to the black family structure because of his mass incarceration - only to prove that he was not soft on crime. .The New Jim Crow is a timely and stunning guide to the labyrinth of propaganda, discrimination, and racist policies masquerading under other names that comprises what we call justice in America.” —Daily Kos, “Alexander is absolutely right to fight for what she describes as a ‘much needed conversation’ about the wide-ranging social costs and divisive racial impact of our criminal justice policies.” —Ellis Cose, Newsweek, “The bible of a social movement.” —San Francisco Chronicle, “[An] instant classic. Thompson was awarded $14 million in damages in a civil suit, but the prosecutor's office appealed the verdict and the case wound up before the high court. But reading the cold hard facts is especially numbing because I know I contributed in building this New Jim Crow System. McAuliffe, who has close ties to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, on Friday used his executive power to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who have served their sentences - many of them African Americans, a core Democratic voting bloc. A redacted copy of the Scendis Report obtained by RCR Wireless News reveals racial, ethnic and gender tensions throughout Cingular. Your permitted zones of movement may make it difficult or impossible to get or keep a job, attend school, care for your kids or visit family members. Race should never be a consider in determining whether someone lives or dies, period. [She] is not the first to offer this bitter analysis, but The New Jim Crow is striking in the intelligence of her ideas, her powers of summary, and the force of her writing. Submitted by Dennis on Sat, 08/26/2017 - 13:40. Four states prohibit voting by ex-felons even after they are off parole, while eight others limit when ex-felons can vote. Mention the word racism or racial profiling. Submitted by Dennis on Thu, 04/14/2011 - 16:36. Webster was sentenced in 1996 during a period when guidelines demanded harsh terms.
. The New Jim Crow has become, to some, the seminal reading on the current state of American incarceration and how it got that way. To order a copy go to guardianbookshop.com or call 0330 333 6846. Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2019. The New Jim Crow has captivated many Americans’ attention since it was published in 2010. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. And who are they accountable to? It's harsh and unflinching and devastating but truly this needed to be told. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2017. That might be the crux of the matter, for there has been widespread instances of prosecutorial misconduct in regard to blacks accused of crimes, which might explain to some extent the disparity between the aforementioned statistics of blacks and whites incarcerated. The war on drugs has failed and international policymakers need to implement reforms now, urged a commission of world leaders during a June 2 press conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, in New York. ", Submitted by Dennis on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:31. Dennis, Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2019. Our white countrymen do not know us. At my age (73), the history books I read in school pretty much glossed over racism. "More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began," Michelle Alexander told a standing room only house at the Pasadena Main Library this past Wednesday, the first of many jarring points she made in a riveting presentation. As I was born near the end of the Jim Crow era, I am painfully aware of the signs that would state: “No Dogs, Negros, Mexicans,” and signs stating; “Colored Served In Rear,” as well as the drinking fountains designating separate for whites and colored. Authorities said 5-year-old Mark Asay, the first white man executed in Florida for the killing of a black man, was pronounced dead at 6:22 p.m. Thursday at the state prison in Starke. (See, e.g., Howard N. Snyder and Melissa Sickman, Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention). Jacqueline Carr - author of A Selected Few Just For You. Print a negative story about AT&T and its discriminatory practices is because AT&T pay them too much money for advertising. In 2000, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that white students used crack cocaine at eight times the rate of black students. The New Press, 2010. Submitted by miriamg on Sat, 04/09/2016 - 18:50. Thanks in part to new laws and policies — as well as actions like the mass bailout of people locked in New York City jails that’s underway — the unconscionable practice of cash bail is finally coming to an end. This is the review I wrote for said class: In her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander makes a convincing case for what at first seems like an improbable assertion – that our system of mass incarceration, and particularly the War on Drugs, functions as a modern day Jim Crow system. After all, it is his job to prosecute those that Alexander profiles in this book to the fullest extent of the law. Submitted by Dennis on Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:50. "The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last week requiring California to cut its prison population by more than 33,000 inmates within two years could boost efforts to modify or repeal the state's three-strikes law, which some say keeps nonviolent offenders in prison for far too long." Great read for me! Learn more and submit your work here. })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');Court filings and other documents, however, appear to show Scendis' focus was far narrower than characterized by Cingular executives. The criminalization and demonization of black men has turned the black community against itself, unraveling community and family relationships, decimating networks of mutual support, and intensifying the shame and self-hate experienced by the pariah caste.” I can’t argue her point either, for I have seen and lived through both sides of the issue, being born in the Jim Crow era, and ministering to incarcerated inmates in Illinois and California. We've been cheated out of too much by not facing the good, the bad, and the ugly of our history. Scendis L.L.C. $19.95, 336 pages. See speech here. And while Alexander uses statistics that are helpful to illustrate the quantified aspects of an issue, I worry that we will connect with the numbers and not the people impacted. I listened to the audio version of this book so that my 17 year old son could listen to it in the car. Who's numbers as compared to black managers within AT&T is 10 to 1. Buck has asked the Supreme Court to let him pursue his appeal. Antwain Black was facing a few more years in Leavenworth for dealing crack. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. In this scathing comment and rebuke of the Clinton's, she specifically states: "Hillary Clinton loves black people. Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2019. They’re just another way of posing the question.