The informed voter book club will be meeting September 13 from 6:30-8:00 PM to discuss The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.
According to the author’s website:
The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year; been dubbed the “secular bible of a new social movement” by numerous commentators, including Cornel West; and has led to consciousness-raising efforts in universities, churches, community centers, re-entry centers, and prisons nationwide. The New Jim Crow tells a truth our nation has been reluctant to face.
Watch a TEDx talk from author Michelle Alexander on the future of race in American.
Upcoming Book Selections
- October 11 – On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy D. Snyder
- November 8 – Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond