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📙 💡 Discussion Series: (Book) The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Even if you don't read the entire book, join us! Thoughts, questions, and opinions are always welcomed. This is a moderated discussion so everyone will have a chance to speak and be heard. Parking Garage is located in front of Books & Books and the restaurant is located right behind it. You can walk through using the back door. As always, PLEASE rsvp responsibly. Below you will find a synopsis of the book. Hope to see you there! _______________________________ Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."

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