Drug Policy as Race Policy: Best Seller “The New Jim Crow”

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The lifelong exclusion many offenders face includes  job discrimination, elimination from juries and voter rolls, and even disqualification from food stamps, public housing and student loans. “It’s easy to be completely unaware that this vast new system of racial and social control has emerged,” she said. “Unlike in Jim Crow days, there were no ‘Whites Only’ signs. This system is out of sight, out of mind.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/books/michelle-alexanders-new-jim-crow-raises-drug-law-debates.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120307The New Jim Crow

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