Mass Incarceration and Black Oppression in America
The New Jim Crow and Liberal Reformism

Publisher:  Workers Vanguard
Date Written:  14/09/2012
Year Published:  2012  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16564

The singular focus on mass incarceration as the embodiment of racial oppression has a purpose: it poses the fight for black freedom as a matter of "dismantling" that system, much as the civil rights movement dismantled Jim Crow. But mass black incarceration is both a symptom and a means of enforcing the special oppression of black people that is fundamental to American capitalism

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