With Liberty and Justice for Some

How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful
Author: Glenn Greenwald
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1466805765
Category: Law
Page: 304
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From "the most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years" (Bill Moyers), a scathing critique of the two-tiered system of justice that has emerged in America From the nation's beginnings, the law was to be the great equalizer in American life, the guarantor of a common set of rules for all. But over the past four decades, the principle of equality before the law has been effectively abolished. Instead, a two-tiered system of justice ensures that the country's political and financial class is virtually immune from prosecution, licensed to act without restraint, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in greater numbers than in any other country in the world. Starting with Watergate, continuing on through the Iran-Contra scandal, and culminating with Obama's shielding of Bush-era officials from prosecution, Glenn Greenwald lays bare the mechanisms that have come to shield the elite from accountability. He shows how the media, both political parties, and the courts have abetted a process that has produced torture, war crimes, domestic spying, and financial fraud. Cogent, sharp, and urgent, this is a no-holds-barred indictment of a profoundly un-American system that sanctions immunity at the top and mercilessness for everyone else.

With Liberty and Justice for Some

A Critique of the Conservative Supreme Court
Author: David Kairys
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781565840591
Category: Political Science
Page: 246
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Analyzes some of the changes brought about by the Reagan-Bush Supreme Court, argues that the court is promoting an erosion of principles, and discusses the impact of Supreme Court decisions on life in the United States

Dollar Democracy

With Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All
Author: Peter Mathews
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781496059734
Category: Political Science
Page: 338
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Second Edition. Big Corporations and their super wealthy owners have bought many American politicians through campaign contributions and lobbying. These politicians have voted to benefit their donors, not the American public. Many American political leaders have made decisions that led to: outsourcing good middle class manufacturing and high tech jobs, dismantling our public education system kindergarten through college and university, deteriorating health care that leaves Americans in danger, sick and broke, destruction and endangering of our environment and lives, polluting of our food supplies through deregulation of Big Agribusiness, pesticide use and the proliferation of Genetically Modified (GMO) foods, the crash of Wall Street and the Great Recession, from which the bottom 99% of Americans have not yet recovered, while the super wealthy top 1% are doing just fine. The Corporate dominated policies of these sponsored politicians have resulted in the greatest gap between the American rich and poor since the Great Depression, and a disappearing middle class. Professor Peter Mathews not only critiques this "Dollar Democracy" which brings Liberty and Justice for Some, but he also provides solutions that will bring Liberty and Justice for All, and will help the bottom 99% of Americans Reclaim the American Dream and make it a Reality once again! These solutions include Clean Money Elections and amending the U.S. Constitution to remove Corporate Personhood and to declare that money is not political speech according to the First Amendment. This Second Edition (2015) contains explosive new material on the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex and on TPP and TTIP.

Die globale Überwachung

Der Fall Snowden, die amerikanischen Geheimdienste und die Folgen
Author: Glenn Greenwald
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426425165
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Bereits in seinen ersten Artikeln über die NSA-Affäre brachte Glenn Greenwald das ganze Ausmaß der Massenüberwachung im digitalen Zeitalter ans Licht. Seine Berichterstattung, für die er mit dem Pulitzer-Preis ausgezeichnet wurde, löste international ein politisches Erdbeben aus. In seinem Buch deckt Greenwald anhand einer Fülle von brisanten Geheimdokumenten aus dem Archiv des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden die illegalen Praktiken der amerikanischen Geheimdienste auf. Alles und jeder wird ausgespäht, die Bevölkerung steht unter Kollektivverdacht. Meinungsfreiheit wird im Namen der Sicherheit unterdrückt, und es gibt keine Privatsphäre mehr – nirgends.

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Author: Danny Fenster
Publisher: Hyperink Inc
ISBN: 1614649170
Category: Study Aids
Page: 22
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ABOUT THE BOOK As a journalist, I have taken a duty to serve as a “watchdog” against injustice and government improprieties. In With Liberty and Justice for Some, journalist and political commentator Glenn Greenwald attacks many mainstream “elite” journalists’ and journalism organizations for facilitating and even championing egregious criminal behavior on the part of the politically and financially powerful. It is therefore necessary that I understand and evaluate such claims, in order that I may avoid my own improprieties. Further, as a journalist that specifically covers federal law enforcement, I must understand the workings and criticisms of the American judicial system, the final arbiter of justice and law enforcement in the United States. Greenwald’s book is an indictment against the judicial system in America and, while I cover the executive functions of policing criminal activity, those executive functions cannot be separated from the outcomes of the court system; if justice fails in the courts, it implicates the entire process of law enforcement in that failure as well. MEET THE AUTHOR Danny Fenster is a graduate of the journalism school at Columbia College, where he studied long-form and narrative journalism. He has freelanced for Time Out Chicago and covered city politics at the news-and-culture website Gapers Block, as well as several community newspapers throughout Chicago. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Routinely, the politically and financially well-connected commit crimes with impunity. It began when Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon over crimes committed during the Watergate scandal. In explaining his decision, Ford gave “what have by now become the standard cliches our political class uses to justify immunity.” The prosecution of the former president would be too painful and too costly to the morale of the country; the best we could do is put the past behind us and look ahead. That excuse was used to subvert the investigation of the Reagan administration’s involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal, both by Reagan and his predecessor, George Bush; Bill Clinton successfully campaigned on a pledge to investigate wrongdoing in the previous Bush administration - including the illegal supplying of money and arms to Saddam Hussein in his fight against Iran - only to use this same excuse upon election... Buy a copy to keep reading!

Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All. . .


Author: Richard Gloucester
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595216374
Category: Poetry
Page: 164
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"Offend!" contemporary African American writer Jamaica Kincaid boldly advises Black writers, while Ralph Waldo Emerson almost one hundred and fifty years ago advised: "Speak the rude truth in all its ways." That is what these political poems do, some of which are admittedly experimental. They expose many of the glaring inconsistencies between some of America's cherished slogans, such as: "liberty and justice for all", "truth", "equality", and the harsh realities of life here for millions of America's minority members, her poor, and her homeless. If you are a member of one of America's "less favored" minorities-particularly an African American, do not want comfortable, disengaged, safe poetry about majestic sunsets, cute pond frogs or rhododendrons,and are either politically engaged or at least acutely aware of America's continuing patterns of social injustice, then these poems are definitely for you!

With Liberty and Justice for All

A Life Spent Protecting the Right to Choose
Author: Kate Michelman
Publisher: Hudson st Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 278
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Catalyzed by the trauma of a pre-Roe v. Wade abortion, which required the consent of the husband who deserted her and a hospital panel made up entirely of men, Kate Michelman devoted her life to protecting the rights of women and children. Serving from 19

With Liberty and Justice for All


Author: Ray Cziczo
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412027756
Category: Political Science
Page: 68
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The final words of the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag", "With Liberty and Justice for All", are powerful words, as powerful as any words found in any of our national documents. Every day, millions of children say the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag" in schools throughout the country. They are words that stir the emotions and inspire individuals to great acts of courage. They are words that inspire patriotism and national spirit. Liberty and Justice often seem elusive. Liberty and Justice mean different things to different people. Many people feel freedom gives them the absolute right to do what they choose without regard to other people. For many people, justice is considered a legal judgement rather than a moral judgement. In the courts, when a judgement has been rendered, the decision may be legally correct, but not "morally" correct. Justice and Liberty are like beauty; they are in the "eyes of the beholder". It is time to reexamine what these words mean and what they should mean.

Requiem für den amerikanischen Traum

Die 10 Prinzipien der Konzentration von Reichtum und Macht
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956142209
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
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Noam Chomsky ist der einflussreichste Intellektuelle der Vereinigten Staaten und in seinem neuen Buch befasst er sich erstmals umfassend mit dem großen Thema unserer Zeit: der sozialen Ungleichheit. Anhand von zehn Prinzipien zur Konzentration von Reichtum und Macht und mithilfe zahlreicher historischer Texte der amerikanischen Geschichte erklärt Noam Chomsky, wie der amerikanische Traum – dass jeder es mit harter Arbeit zu etwas bringen kann – in den letzten Jahrzehnten beerdigt und ein System nie da gewesener sozialer Ungleichheit errichtet wurde, von dem letztlich nur einige wenige profitieren. Requiem für den amerikanischen Traum macht die Breite und Tiefe von Noam Chomskys Denken zugänglich wie kein anderes seiner Bücher und verdeutlicht seine politischen Ideen mit einer beispiellosen Direktheit. Die Pflichtlektüre für alle, die noch Hoffnung auf eine gemeinsame, demokratische Gestaltung unserer Zukunft haben.

Liberty and Justice for Some


Author: Ted Paulk
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462006620
Category: Fiction
Page: 344
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The news story runs repeatedly: A teenage girl is raped and murdered by a recently paroled child molester Marcus Regan. While searching for her body, the police find the remains of another victim, killed a year earlier by the same man. Through the machinations of his attorney, Regan cuts a deal for a life sentence rather than facing the death penalty. The story infuriates former police officer Josh O’Brien. He decides it’s time to introduce a more fitting punishment to child predators living behind prison walls. His first attempt fails when he is assaulted by gang members he tries to recruit in South Phoenix. Josh’s fervor reignites when the father of a murdered woman in a high-profile case takes his revenge on her killer. O’Brien calls on an imprisoned pal from Texas, Bobby Lee Baker, and they target Regan. Jacob Oakley, a noted attorney with high ethical standards, sees Bobby Lee’s plight and gets involved. With the help of his private investigator and a female deputy, Oakley uncovers a plot involving a crooked sheriff, an unscrupulous federal agent, and numerous unsavory lawyers, judges, and prosecutors who have wrongfully put a large number of minor offenders in prison for life.

... Under the Constitution with Liberty and Justice for All


Author: Alex Hussein Ahmedinejahd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615691541
Category:
Page: 500
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... Under the Constitution with Liberty and Justice for AllThe TRUE accounting of why the US has fallen into the depths of financial and moral distress and what we need to do to right the country, financially, economically, and philosophically.The financial and economic problems that the US is experiencing today have nothing to do with Wall Street and the rich or with necessarily either of the two major political parties. On the contrary, the root cause of all of our problems is average (philosophically) Americans: Specifically, their inability to think beyond the short-term. In turn, short-term thinking leads to destructive behavior, which then leads to more short-term thinking reinforcing the tragic cycle. At the heart of this American tragedy is the people's philosophy, and the people's philosophy is greatly dictated by the judeo-christian (jc) philosophical construct. The problem with the jc philosophical construct is that like all other manmade religions, it is irrational and therefore destroys the minds of the people that toil under its influence by preaching blind faith and blind obedience, by forcing people to ignore and dismiss Justice by preaching blind/universal love, and by attempting to impose on the people the will of some entity that which absolutely cannot exist. And, because the jc construct is the cornerstone of our society's philosophy, and given that our society is in decay, this strongly implies that religion - not money - is the root of all evil. Therefore, for our society to function properly, the irrational position of the jc philosophical construct must be completely rooted out of our society and replaced with an alternate philosophy that is based on logical thinking, rational assumptions and unimpeachable universal rights. This is the only way we can guarantee a prosperous future for all. In this book, I outline why we, as a country, are headed for the financial and moral precipice, what the root causes are, how to fix the problems, what the philosophical underpinnings that we need to change for the better are, how average (philosophically) Americans should participate in the next American revolution and how we all benefit. Most of all and most importantly, my philosophy is logical, based on rational assumptions and universally inalienable rights, and it is applicable to all in our country. Also, I strongly believe it is the right path for us all. And, yes, logic is everything. Lastly, my philosophy is based on the fact that the universe is black and white. If it wasn't then we could not have times of clarity or resolution to anything in our lives. However, people can't grasp that the universe is truly black and white because they think that the lack of precognition is what makes the universe gray. However, this is not the case: The universe will do what it does and our lives will work out according to the decisions that we make. So, the universe is actually black and white. Last teaser: Everyone in our country should pay the same number of dollars for taxes. This is actually the fairest policy of any, because the government must not prejudice against anyone and should provide the same services equally to everyone. In my book I cover these issues and more, including tax policy, religion, education, economic policy, law and regulations, relationship management, moral philosophy and the evils of social programs, among other topics. So, buy my book, read it and come join the next American revolution. Let's make sure that our future generations aren't burdened with the crushing debt and the decrepit moral philosophy that is slowly but surely driving our country towards both financial and moral bankruptcy. It isn't too late to change, but time is running out.

Nichts ist okay!


Author: Brendan Kiely,Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423430400
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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Zwei Stimmen, zwei Autoren, schwarz und weiß.. Eigentlich wollte Rashad nur eine Tüte Chips kaufen, doch kaum hat er den Laden betreten, wird er von einem Polizisten brutal niedergeschlagen. Beobachtet hat den Vorfall ein anderer Junge: Quinn, der ausgerechnet mit der Familie des Angreifers befreundet ist. Rashad ist schwarz, der Polizist weiß. Ein weiterer rassistischer Übergriff? Wie so viele? Rashad landet im Krankenhaus, und Quinn steht zwischen den Fronten. Er muss sich entscheiden: Tritt er als Zeuge auf und wird zum Verräter? Oder hält er den Mund und schweigt zu Diskriminierung und Gewalt. Derweil organisieren Rashads Freunde eine Demonstration gegen Rassismus und Polizeiwillkür. Eine Stadt gerät in Ausnahmezustand. Und zwei Jugendliche mittendrin.

Blackwater

Der Aufstieg der mächtigsten Privatarmee der Welt
Author: Jeremy Scahill
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3888978548
Category: History
Page: 351
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Kaum jemand hatte von der Firma Blackwater gehört, als am 16. September 2007 im Irak 17 Zivilisten erschossen wurden – von einem Söldnertrupp. Schnell stellte sich heraus, dass sie zu einer Art Privatarmee gehörten, die im Irak und anderswo für die USA Krieg führt, unbemerkt von der Öffentlichkeit und immun gegen Strafverfolgung. Blackwater: die mächtigste militärische Dienst­leis­tungsfirma der Welt. Ihr Gründer Erik Prince, Multimillionär und christlicher Fundamentalist, hat beste Kontakte zur Regierung. Und erkennt nach dem 11. September 2001, wie viel Geld sich mit dem »Outsourcing« militärischer Leistungen verdienen lässt: Bushs »Krieg gegen den Terror« ist die Steilvorlage für den kometenhaften Aufstieg der Firma. Blackwaters Elitesoldaten schützen US-Politiker und Geschäftsleute im Irak – gegen ein Gehalt, von dem GIs nur träumen können. Blackwater kann bei Bedarf Truppen und eine Flugzeugflotte zur Verfügung stellen, groß genug, Regierungen zu stürzen. Blackwaters Söldner bewachen Öl-Pipelines, seine »Sicherheitskräfte« patrouillierten nach Katrina in den Straßen von New Orleans. Doch erst jetzt fällt dem US-Kongress auf, dass die martialischen Rambos keinerlei parlamentarischer Kontrolle, keiner Gerichtsbarkeit unterliegen. Mit seiner glänzend recherchierten Geschichte der Firma Blackwater zeigt Jeremy Scahill überzeugend auf, welche Gefahren der Demokratie drohen, wenn die Regierung ihr Gewaltmonopol privatisiert.

E-Mails from the Underworld

I Am Not Who I Am Not
Author: Rev. Thomas F. O'Donnell Esq.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462833055
Category: Religion
Page: 221
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Im mad as Hell, and Im not going to take it any more. So begins Satans autobiography, E-MAILS FROM THE UNDERWORLD: I AM NOT WHO I AM NOT. So long as God remained Out There,a transcendent, superhero who occasionally intervened in human affairs based on no apparent rhyme or reason, Satan was comfortable with the arrangement. God -- Out There. Satan in here. That's the way it was supposed to be. But with the publication of I AM WHO I AM: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GOD, it's a whole new game. In his mind, Satan, a metaphorical symbol for all the inner demons that keep humankind imprisoned within, has no choice but to come out with his own story. God has laid down the gauntlet; now it is time to respond, he proclaims. Let the best (or worst) deity win. And Satan is a cocky cuss. When it comes to laying claim to an inner presence within, his confidence runneth over. As he himself puts it, Im your inner demons. Im Anger, Envy, Lust, Pride. Im Greed, Impatience, Sloth. Im Judgmentalism, Im Bigotry, Im Stereotyping, Im all the sneaky little -isms and -igotries that allow you humanoids to think youre better than somebody else. You all know Im deep down inside every one of you. The story of Satan is a story of erupting from within. But Satan isnt just going to tell his lifes story, hes going to show it to you. E-mail by e-mail. From tweaking the Beatitudes to the Bad Dude's Baditudes," to offering a new set of Ten Commandments to Hell, Satan takes you on a roller-coaster ride of your own inner demons. By books end, a conscientious reader will have picked up more than enough tricks of the trade to insure a speedy and successful trip to metaphorical Hell (not to mention, of course, the ways to avoid it). (E-MAILS FROM THE UNDERWORLD: I AM NOT WHO I AM NOT is the second of a three part series of autobiographies of God, Satan, and Jesus, respectively. Be sure to complete your own collection of the trilogy with copies of I AM WHO I AM: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GOD, and I AM THE WORD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JESUS.)

Liberty and Justice for All?

Rethinking Politics in Cold War America
Author: Kathleen G. Donohue
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 155849913X
Category: History
Page: 392
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From the congressional debate over the "fall of China" to the drama of the Army-McCarthy hearings to the kitchen faceoff between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev, the political history of the early Cold War was long dominated by studies of presidential administrations, anticommunism, and foreign policy. In Liberty and Justice for All? a group of distinguished historians representing a variety of disciplinary perspectives--social history, cultural history, intellectual history, labor history, urban history, women's history, African American studies, and media studies--expand on the political history of the early Cold War by rethinking the relationship between politics and culture. How, for example, did folk music help to keep movement culture alive throughout the 1950s? How did the new medium of television change fundamental assumptions about politics and the electorate? How did American experiences with religion in the 1950s strengthen the separation of church and state? How did race, class, and gender influence the relationship between citizens and the state? These are just some of the questions addressed in this wide-ranging set of essays. In addition to volume editor Kathleen G. Donohue, contributors include Howard Brick, Kari Frederickson, Andrea Friedman, David Greenberg, Grace Elizabeth Hale, Jennifer Klein, Laura McEnaney, Kevin M. Schultz, Jason Scott Smith, Landon R. Y. Storrs, and Jessica Weiss.

With Liberty for Some

500 Years of Imprisonment in America
Author: Scott Christianson
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555534684
Category: Social Science
Page: 394
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From Columbus' voyages to the New World through today's prison expansion movements, incarceration has played an important, yet disconcerting, role in American history. In this sweeping examination of imprisonment in the United States over five centuries, Scott Christianson exposes the hidden record of the nation's prison heritage, illuminating the forces underlying the paradox of a country that sanctifies individual liberty while it continues to build and maintain a growing complex of totalitarian institutions. Based on exhaustive research and the author's insider's knowledge of the criminal justice system, With Liberty for Some provides an absorbing, well-written chronicle of imprisonment in its many forms. Interweaving his narrative with the moving, often shocking, personal stories of the prisoners themselves and their keepers, Christianson considers convict transports to the colonies; the international trade in captive indentured servants, slaves, and military conscripts; life under slavery; the transition from colonial jails to model state prisons; the experience of domestic prisoners of war and political prisoners; the creation of the penitentiary; and the evolution of contemporary corrections. His penetrating study of this broad spectrum of confinement reveals that slavery and prisons have been inextricably linked throughout American history. He also examines imprisonment within the context of the larger society. With Liberty for Some is a thought-provoking work that will shed new light on the ways in which imprisonment has shaped the American experience. As the author writes, "Prison is the black flower of civilization -- a durable weed that refuses to die."

The Battle for Justice in Palestine

The Case for a Single Democratic State in Palestine
Author: Ali Abunimah
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608463478
Category: History
Page: 224
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Efforts to achieve a "two-state solution" have finally collapsed, and the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. As Israeli society lurches toward greater extremism, many ask where the struggle is headed. This book offers a clear analysis of this crossroads moment and looks forward with urgency down the path to a more hopeful future.

Tribe

Das verlorene Wissen um Gemeinschaft und Menschlichkeit
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641203619
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Unser Trauma: eine Gesellschaft ohne Gemeinschaft. »Entbehrungen machen dem Menschen nichts aus, er ist sogar auf sie angewiesen; worunter er jedoch leidet, ist das Gefühl, nicht gebraucht zu werden. Die moderne Gesellschaft hat die Kunst perfektioniert, Menschen das Gefühl der Nutzlosigkeit zu geben. Es ist an der Zeit, dem ein Ende zu setzen.« Sebastian Junger Warum beschließen Soldaten nach ihrer Rückkehr aus dem Krieg und in die Heimat, sich zu neuen Einsätzen zu melden? Warum sind Belastungsstörungen und Depressionen in unserer modernen Gesellschaft so virulent? Warum erinnern sich Menschen oft sehnsüchtiger an Katastrophenerfahrungen als an Hochzeiten oder Karibikurlaube? Mit Tribe hat Sebastian Junger eines der meistdiskutierten Werke des Jahres vorgelegt. Er erklärt, was wir von Stammeskulturen über Loyalität, Gemeinschaftsgefühl und die ewige Suche des Menschen nach Sinn lernen können.

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA
Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956141598
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.