Wednesday Bookworms

The Wednesday Bookworms will discuss The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (New Press, $27.95).  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."  

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781595581037
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Press - January 5th, 2010