.

Book Forum: "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness""

 ,   Add to calendar
 Maplewood  See map

As part of St. George's annual celebration of Black History Month, the Absalom Jones Committee on Black History & Culture will present a forum at
11:45 on Sunday, February 10, using the bestselling book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.


The book explores how the war on drugs has become a system of racial control comparable to Jim Crow laws and slavery.  Warren R. Thompson, Jr., MSW, will
join us in what is sure to be a thought-provoking and enlightening discussion.  Mr. Thompson serves as Program Director of Community Corrections for Volunteers of America-Northern NJ.


Ms. Alexander's book has been described Cornel West as "an instant classic...a grand wake-up call in
the midst of a long slumber of indifference to the poor and vulnerable".  A New York Times review of the book can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/books/michelle-alexanders-new-jim-crow-raises-drug-law-debates.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »