Chapter Three Summary Essay

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A critical summary of chapter 3 of Michelle Alexander
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In defense of white jury

The jury had problems too in selection despite unconstitutional towards discrimination on race in jury selection. This is not the case since that the case and black defendants at the end find themselves in white juries. Race discrimination in jury came back from the period of slavery. The highest jury discrimination rate starts from places like the DMV list having fewer blacks and felons who cannot serve. This makes the prosecutors get away with absurd reasons for jurors being excluded, and the Supreme court did nothing to preclude this act.

Despite the prosecutor's most powerfulness, the police have the most Discretion. Alexander says that instead of the US Supreme court legally banning discrimination in policing, they have given it authority. He points out that the police go to look for drugs into ghettos instead of white suburban neighborhoods. The poor blacks are easily targeted for their lack of power in politics, and the police find it easier to deal with them for their ease in the public transaction. This makes the drug incentives for dealing with drugs so great that one drug dealer gets replaced by another one, making the war go nowhere, and violence occurs when these drug rings are broken up.

In the criminal justice system, strict scrutiny is brought about by racial biases, and policing is taken as a factor. The police rely on stereotypes, and it is very dangerous since no definition can work. Several studies have been done revealing the prevalence of racial profiling in both traffic stops, but there is weak justification resulting in a database of black men as dangerous.

In conclusion, the anecdotes are provided to raise questions of why society finds one option to be tolerable and the other unacceptable. As we get all, her conclusion was race. There is a staggering cost to blacks, as she points out in the case of Armstrong. The illusion of invisibility shows how racial profiling is the actual cause of number of racial minorities imprisoned to be disproportionate and does not reflect crimes committed.


Moore, R. (2017). An analysis of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. Macat Library.
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