The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander

A lot to unpack in this book.  Kudos to Michelle Alexander.  She has received much deserved publicity considering the topics she decided to tackle, fact check and spark conversations by many artists, entertainers, officers and politicians.


For the last 5 years I have been on a mission to understand advantages and disadvantages concerning politics and our system.  I have so much more to learn but this book, The New Jim Crow ignites much needed breadcrumbs to start raising red flags towards our judicial system, police decision making, more importantly our prison system. 


Alexander does a masterful job comparing and contrasting poor black plight to the Civil Rights movement of Jim Crow; while sprinkling statistics, court cases, and laws that confirm her thoughts.  I would recommend this to many especially those that want to change the narrative of our society for the better.  I will say, the few challenges I had with Alexander, she only takes a stand from one perspective and accountability is not used often.

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