Don't radicalize in solitude. Let's combine the memes of production, and distribute them according to need. We can meet once a month to talk about the book, and pick one to read next if we're done with that one.
Prison abolition is a cause that's near to my heart, (shout out blackandpink.org!) so I'm pleased to announce our February pick... The New Jim Crow. Hope to see you all there!
**About the book**
Published Jan 15, 2012; 290 pages.
by Michelle Alexander
In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community—and all of us—to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.
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** About the book**
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of Capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.