The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Color Blindness
Each chapter of this book could take an hour long or more discussion. A way to start is on facts and myths to get at the ideas this book communicates so well in depth.
High Level FACTS
o 1972=350,000 in jail or prison; NOW 2.7 Million—a lot more than any
MYTHS of the Defense of Mass Incarceration
“The 4th Amendment is but one example of rights being trampled on by the drug war. Virtually all constitutionally protected civil liberties have been undermined by the drug war. The Court has busy allowing arbitrary searches, approving mandatory drug testing of employees and students, upholding random searches and sweeps of public schools and students, permitting police to obtain search warrants based on anonymous informant’s tip, expanding the government’s wiretapping authority, etc. and etc.”