This month, Sarah Nayeem, an academic outpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist, based in Columbus, Ohio, reviews Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Alexander is a lawyer and legal scholar whose research features prominently in Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th. The central thesis of “New Jim Crow,” published in a 10th anniversary edition this year, is that Americans must “reckon with the recurring cycles of racial reform, retrenchment and rebirth of caste-like systems that have defined our racial history since slavery.”2 From Nayeem's perspective, Alexander's book is a powerful antiamnestic.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Sep 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health