Summary Of The New Jim Crow

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The jail was created in order to keep peace and maintain chaos to one dominant space. The jail is an entrance point to the criminal justice system. In this system, people are arrested and booked for performing crimes, this includes basic misdemeanors. A jail is supposed to hold persons of a dangerous behavior, such as rapists and predators, but this isn’t generally the case. A great majority of persons confined in this type of space belong to a different social category. American jails are known to operate as a means to contain the poor and lower-class person (primarily). This includes prisoners that are uneducated, and unemployed. Others are known to call them something different such as “social refuse” and “social junk.” Street people are studied as being socially worthless and by the police are called far worse, like “assholes.”
The uneducated, unemployed, and minority status are found to be only one aspect to the prison life. When looking beyond these types of people,
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The caste-system has existed in three different ways: slavery, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration. A caste system is a class structure that is determined by birth. Loosely, it means that in some societies, if your parents are poor, you 're going to be poor, too. The authors main point was to show how each of these forms was brought about and how each form continues to achieve it’s aims of segregation. A media bombardment has convinced the American people to the reality that the drug war led to the unbalanced confinement of African American men. Our prison system is legalized discrimination and a race-based caste system. The war on drugs was the turning point for the New Jim Crow. Each time a new caste-system is created it gets harder and harder to include all members of society that controls the entire race. A racial-caste system will always exist even when African Americans have achieved such great

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