Book Review: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander — 10 Comments

  1. Jill (Rhapsody in Books) and I have discussed reading this book several times. Your review shows why it’s so important to read books of this type even when it’s hard. Great post.

  2. I’d really, REALLY like to read this…even though I know it’s going to make me angry 🙁 Sometimes it’s important to shake yourself up though!

  3. Although Sheff’s Clean alludes to this issue, it does not address it beyond a superficial level. That is not the book’s purpose so I am not criticizing the author. I think, however, reading this book and Sheff’s would be an amazingly powerful experience.

    Great review.

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  5. I like what you included about “racial indifference” and also how dangerous it is to ignore racial history. A lot of white people think that racial inequality is “over” which is disturbing to me.

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