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lesson 7
1 hour

The War On Drugs


In this lesson, students analyze the end of chapter 1 of The New Jim Crow, pages 40–58. In this section, Alexander details the political evolution of the War on Drugs, and argues that the system of mass incarceration that developed around tough “law and order” policies (p.46) created a new form of social control over African Americans following the death of the Jim Crow laws.


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