The New Jim Crow Writing Assignment

The New Jim Crow Writing Assignment

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The New Jim Crow Writing Assignment

Write an analytical essay (3-5 complete pages, doubled spaced, 1 inch margins and Chicago writing style format, footnotes and annotated bibliography)), on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”

A). Discuss the American criminal justice system and its historical attitudes toward minorities.

B). Examine institutional racism and law enforcement’s impact on minorities and gender lifestyles.

C). Analyze the high incarceration rate of northern large metropolitan areas and compare them to Southern cities.

D). Summarize and compare Ms. Alexander’s evidence and statistics to the Texas criminal justice incarceration rates. Does her research support what she argues in her book, or does the Texas incarceration rates disagree with her evidence? You must provide concrete examples and documentation of the Texas incarceration rates.