New Jim Crow Resources

In response to the 15th Annual Rochester Commemoration of the anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2012 Downtown United Presbyterian Church, here is a list of resources.


Morris, Aldon D. 1986. Origins of the Civil Rights Movements. Simon and Schuster.

The New Jim Crow

Alexander, Michelle. 2010. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York : [Jackson, Tenn.]: New Press ; Distributed by Perseus Distribution.

Critiques of Michelle Alexander’s book

Forman, James. 2012. “Racial Critiques of Mass Incarceration: Beyond the New Jim Crow” (November 29, 2011). NYU Law Review, April 2012; Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 243.
Thomas, Gregg. 2012. “Why Some Like THE NEW JIM CROW So Much”
The Carceral System in the US
Wacquant, Loïc J. D. 2002. “From Slavery to Mass Incarceration.New Left Review 13:41–60.
Wacquant, Loïc J. D. 2005. “Race as Civic FelonyInternational Social Science Journal 183:127–141.
Wacquant, Loïc J. D. 2010. “Race, Class and Hyperincarceration in Revanchist AmericaDaedalus Summer:74-90.
Glaze, Lauren E., and Laura M. Maruschak. 2010. Parents in Prison and Their Minor Children. Washington, D.C.
Schmitt, John, Kris Warner, and Sarika Gupta. 2010. The High Budgetary Cost of Incarceration. Washington, D.C.: Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Durlauf, Steven N., and Daniel S. Nagin. 2011. “Imprisonment and crime.Criminology & Public Policy 10(1):13–54.
Henrichson, Christian, and Ruth Delaney. 2012 The Price of Prisons: What Incarceration Costs Taxpayers | Vera Institute of Justice.

FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums)

Even the right wing wants some reform. Right on Crime
New York Civil Liberties Union “Stop and Frisk Campaign: About the Issue”
Thompson, Anthony C. 1999. “Stopping the Usual Suspects: Race and the 4th Amendment,”  New York University Law Review 74 N.Y.U.L.Rev. 956.
The Sentencing Project RACIAL DISPARITY
The Sentencing Project Trends in US Corrections 1925-2010

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