Criminal Justice System In Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow

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Through agents like the War on Drugs and mass incarceration, Michelle Alexander writes of the racial bias present in today’s American criminal justice system in her book “The New Jim Crow.” Federal drug policies and the means by which they are enforced put a disproportionate number of young African American men, missing fathers and workers, behind bars and outcasted from society.
Alexander’s context of disproportionate, that more Blacks are under the control of the criminal justice system today than the number of those enslaved in 1850, provides a historical foundation to the claims she makes further in the book (106). Racial injustices are thought to have been wiped out by the civil rights movements of the 1960’s, but little do we recognize