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Why Everyone is Reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

July 24, 2012 by

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Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, has been a phenomenal success in a way that few academic works ever achieve. It has had a steady presence on the arbiter of successful books – the New York Times bestseller list. Why is it so popular? Because it tells the […]

Guest Post: “Colorblindness” is Denial

March 25, 2012 by

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guest post by Warren Blumenfeld With the ascendency of Barack Obama during the primaries and his election as the forty-fourth president of the United States in 2008, and to the current time, on numerous occasions the media have asserted that the United States can now be considered as a “post-racial” society, where the notion that […]

The Implications of a Racist Joke Emailed From the Bench

March 10, 2012 by

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In this age of high-tech media, we have seen a slew of stories about politicians using poor judgment, such as sharing semi-nude photos of themselves on Twitter and Facebook or soliciting “companionship” on Craigslist. Regardless of how boneheaded these decisions may be (pardon the pun), they don’t disturb me nearly as much as the latest […]