Analysis Of Michelle Alexander 's ' The New Jim Crow ' Essay

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In the 21st century, it is highly depressing and devastating that the “UNITED” States of America still wrestles with the issues of race and racism. With the vicious incidents of Police brutality, as well as the heighten growth of the prison population. Michelle Alexander presents the world with a power packed source that confronts on head this new system of racial segregation called “The New Jim Crow.” In this essay, I will discuss some key points that Michelle Alexander brings forward, have a conversation between the New Jim Crow and The Blackwell Companion, and also discuss some hard feelings with the church after reading this material. To set the background for this dialogue, I would like to open with a brief story. In Drew Hart’s book, “The trouble I’ve Seen”, He tells of his brother being black in a white controlled world. His brother, a young black man arrested because “he fit the description of someone who had recently committed a crime.” Not being a criminal and being nowhere near the scene of the crime, this story brings to light the everyday life of African American Males. In setting the context, in the lives of black Americans in the 21st century, segregation is knocking on the door daily vailed under the hood of the New Jim Crow. A new construction of a racial segregation system, built to take captive a whole generation of black men with law enforcement and mass imprisonment, labeled behind the code name the War on Drugs, is what Alexander removes the…

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