WESPAC Discussion on the New Jim Crow

new jim crow

 Once you read it, you have crossed the Rubicon and there is no return to sleepwalking.” — Cornel West

Please see the schedule here of the March study circles on the topic all around Westchester County and contact the study group coordinator to join the group most convenient to you posted and updated here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l15XN8CyyAGB-9xRkK8KP9JoXb_6ytKjWqnJ0avP1Zo/edit

Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status — much like their grandparents before them. 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 US criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control… 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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