Wisdom Hollow Hope Race Chapter 1 Summary

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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…show more content…
Like his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, he has been denied the right to participate in our electoral democracy. Cotton’s family tree tells the story of several generations of black men who were born in the United States but who were denied the most basic freedom that democracy promises—the freedom to vote for those who will make the rules and laws that govern one’s life. Cotton’s great-great-grandfather could not vote as a slave. His greatgrandfather was beaten to death by the Ku Klux Klan for attempting to vote. His grandfather was prevented from voting by Klan intimidation. His father was barred from voting by poll taxes and literacy tests. Today, Jarvious Cotton cannot vote because he,

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