Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration?
The United States has the highest rates of incarceration world wide, with more than 1.5 million of the population behind bars and those under correctional supervision bring that number to 7 million (LA times). While mass incarceration does affect all Americans, incarcerations rates suggest it is racially motivated. African-Americans are six times more likely to be incarcerated than whites, constituting almost half the prison/jail population. There has been a rise of Latino, and Mexican arrest due to policies on immigration. Even though the attention has been shifted to other minority, arrest rates for African-Americans are still the most incarcerated minority. This goes to show how minorities have multiple policies going against them. The rise of Mass population prevents class solidarity among black and whites, with most of the black population incarcerated, Caucasian remain superior in social