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Tikkun (2013) 28 (2): 49–51.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Ben Bloch The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Alexander Michelle The New Press , 2010 Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2013 I began working in the California prison system in 2008, the year Barack Obama won his first election. In the prison...
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Tikkun (2012) 27 (1): 30–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
... rights advocate and litigator Michelle Alexander in The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness . She tells us that today, more African Americans are incarcerated, or on probation or parole, than were enslaved before the Civil War began. And that, as of 2004, more African American...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (3): 51–53.
Published: 01 August 2015
... have the capacity to read one book on prisons this month, which should you choose? For many people I would say without hesitation: Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2012). It is a stunning book. Or it was for me. Call me naïve...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (1): 77.
Published: 01 January 2008
... accounts and art to atrocity? What is the role of the by former deputy Secretary of State Felt-tip black against a patch of unredacted viewer, the filmmaker, those not directly in­ Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara blue, crows patrol our borders. Caw-caw...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (2): 66–69.
Published: 01 April 2008
... American Splendor: Another Day . Vertigo . Go Girl! Robots Gone Wild! By Robbins Trina  and  Timmons Anne . Dark Horse Books . Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow . By Sturm James  and  Tomasso Rich , Hyperion . Houdini, The Handcuff King . By Lutes Jason...
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Tikkun (2016) 31 (1): 36–40.
Published: 01 January 2016
... that establish their own rules, regulations, and forms of governance that lead to escalating levels of violence and result in the deaths of many “players” as well as many innocents. Those who do not live in these communities derogatorily refer to them as “ghettos.” In The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration...
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Tikkun (2013) 28 (2): 41–48.
Published: 01 April 2013
... of lynching against African Americans. Dominating the front of the work is the town’s name, in cursive style with lettering in chain — the classic material of oppression during slavery and Jim Crow–era chain gangs and racist incarceration in Louisiana. At the bottom, the artist includes the textual addition...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (1): 26–27.
Published: 01 January 2015
... as it was predicated on it working for white people. The Civil Rights movement was not only in response to Jim Crow, but also in response to the ways in which blacks were excluded from the New Deal in terms of jobs and housing. A key part of the segregationist political project was Federal Housing Administration...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (1): 75–77.
Published: 01 January 2008
... a patch of unredacted viewer, the filmmaker, those not directly in­ Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara blue, crows patrol our borders. Caw-caw! Bodine, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, the volved, but not standing up? DePalma in­...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (3): 66.
Published: 01 August 2008
... continue to evolve our po­ (the title of my book). If apartheid (segregation) was the problem litical and activist agenda. We know now that the catastrophe in South Africa and the Jim Crow South, why would we think it a (Nakba) of1948 was not inevitable and certainly most Jews in the solution...
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Tikkun (2018) 33 (4): 24–29.
Published: 01 November 2018
... with this African American artistic community. In the early 1960s, I demonstrated on Canal Street in New Orleans against large department stores that refused to employ African Americans in responsible positions; this reflected the blatant Jim Crow racism of the era. I carried a picket sign with an identical message...
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Tikkun (2011) 26 (2): 34–35.
Published: 01 April 2011
...-white bastion twenty miles from the nation’s founding at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Thomas Sugrue’s chapter, “Jim Crow’s Last Stand,” provides a scholarly account of the 1957 racist events. His opening comments underscore a point I have repeatedly made in my teaching and writing over...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (2): 31–37.
Published: 01 April 2014
... that served as “an outlet for private grievances and frustrations,” which is how Schlesinger characterized the Left. The Cold War era strengthened U.S. civil rights efforts, as the Russians publicized lynching, Jim Crow statutes, and anti-Semitic discriminations. The popularity of Betty Friedan’s...
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Tikkun (2010) 25 (6): 63–64.
Published: 01 December 2010
... post-Jim Crow and high­ that function faster than thought while, A G R E A T Y E A R N IN G lights the network of reinforcing mecha­ “in contrast, the ‘thinking’ area of the F IL L S T H E M A L L nisms that allow whites to “hoard brain, the neocortex takes more time. opportunity...
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Tikkun (2013) 28 (2): 15–16.
Published: 01 April 2013
... a single Palestinian on their street. There’s a kind of Jim Crow atmosphere in many Jerusalem neighborhoods, and I was worried the movers would be stopped, harassed, or worse. After finding their way through the narrow streets, the emissaries from the east finally arrived, safe and sound. It was a hot...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (2): 52–55.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of victimization during Reconstruction to justify the brutal repression of African Americans, which further traumatized the former slave population; and so the traumas were passed on through the eras of Reconstruction, Jim Crow laws, lynching, and segregation. To a great extent, American political life is still...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (2): 38–42.
Published: 01 April 2014
... to see how the totality of the 1960s-era Left was the outgrowth of the “crisis of finance” that Zaretsky tells us persists to this day. Economic variables were surely at play in the movements he lauds. Jim Crow was bad for business, hastening desegregation (though this can be overstated, as segregation...
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Tikkun (2010) 25 (6): 64–66.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of the institutionalization of racism scaffolding of very old parts of our brain in the North post-Jim Crow and high­ that function faster than thought while, A G R E A T Y E A R N IN G lights the network of reinforcing mecha­ “in contrast, the ‘thinking’ area of the F IL L S T H E M A L L nisms that allow...
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Tikkun (2013) 28 (3): 28–31.
Published: 01 August 2013
... journalist and community organizer Jonathan Leavitt, the fight against what Michelle Alexander calls “the New Jim Crow” is also a fight against warehousing noncitizen residents. “Corporate prisons who only know how to maximize profits for shareholders have expanded their mission to incarcerating 50 percent...
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Tikkun (2014) 29 (3): 9–14.
Published: 01 August 2014
... criminalized for all sorts of behaviors ranging from dress code infractions in public schools to peaceful demonstrations in public parks. As Michelle Alexander has thoroughly documented in her book The New Jim Crow , young men and women of color are being jailed in record numbers for nonviolent offenses...
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