The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Review:  I have to admit that the title is what initially caught my attention, as I’m sure it was intended to do. The New Jim Crow presents a compelling case for how the war on drugs, among others things, has created an undercaste in the United States. It sounds a little crazy at first but when you stop and think about it, if you’ve ever had … Continue reading The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Quote of the Week – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Every February my classmates and I were herded into assemblies for a ritual review of the Civil Rights Movement. Our teachers urged us toward the example of freedom marchers, Freedom Riders, and Freedom Summers, and it seemed that the month could not pass without a series of films dedicated to the glories of being beaten on camera. Continue reading Quote of the Week – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates