Reading Group: The New Jim Crow (starting 2/19)

February 14, 2013 in Teach-In

When: Every Tuesday from 5:30-6:45pm, starting February 19th, 2013
Where: the Deer Pile (13th and Sherman – above City o’ City – 206 E 13th Ave).

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 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.

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