Jim Crow Essay

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Table of Contents Title Page Dedication Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Chapter 1 - The Rebirth of Caste The Birth of Slavery The Death of Slavery The Birth of Jim Crow The Death of Jim Crow The Birth of Mass Incarceration Chapter 2 - The Lockdown Rules of the Game Unreasonable Suspicion Just Say No Poor Excuse Kissing Frogs It Pays to Play Waging War Finders Keepers The Shakedown Legal Misrepresentation Bad Deal Time Served The Prison Label Chapter 3 - The Color of Justice Picking and Choosing—The Role of Discretion Closing the Courthouse Doors —McCleskey v. Kemp Cracked Up—Discriminatory Sentencing in the War on Drugs Charging Ahead—Armstrong v. United States In Defense of the All-White Jury—Purkett v. Elm The Occupation—Policing the Enemy Unconventional Wisdom Hollow Hope Race as a Factor The End of an Era Chapter 4 - The Cruel Hand Brave New World No Place Like Home Boxed In The Black Box Debtor’s Prison Let Them Eat Cake The Silent Minority The Pariahs Eerie Silence Passing (Redux) Gangsta Love The Minstrel Show The Antidote Chapter 5 - The New Jim Crow States of Denial How It Works Nothing New? Mapping the Parallels The Limits of the Analogy Chapter 6 - The Fire This Time Rethinking Denial—Or, Where Are Civil Rights Advocates When You Need Them? Tinkering Is for Mechanics, Not Racial-Justice Advocates Let’s Talk About Race— Resisting the Temptation of Colorblind Advocacy Against Colorblindness The Racial Bribe—Let’s Give It Back Obama—the Promise and the Peril All of Us or None Notes Index Copyright Page For Nicole, Jonathan, and Corinne Acknowledgments It is often said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In my case, it has taken a village to write this book. I gave birth to three children in four years, and in the middle of this burst of joyous activity in our home, I decided to write this book. It was written while feeding

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