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New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness | Michelle Alexander
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. "The New Jim Crow" is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial controlrelegating millions to a permanent secondclass statuseven as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action." Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prizewinning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the "Daily Kos," "explosive" by "Kirkus," and "profoundly necessary" by the "Miami Herald," "The New Jim Crow" is a mustread for all people of conscience."
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TheBookDream
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Have to read the first chapter for school this week.

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kam01
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It was only after reading this book that I started to appreciate the scale of the prison industry and the caste-like system in the US.

SW-T A belated welcome to Litsy! 😊 Happy reading! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 5mo
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Last book of the year - pic shows my new-mom-reading life! 😁

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Qpri @julesG Thank you! ☺️☺️ 7mo
BooksNBowls Congrats! Enjoy this time! It goes by so fast 😢 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww sweet ❤️ 7mo
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Mangelli
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So so informative, but written in a way that is easy to follow and compelling. Really deepened my understanding of modern US domestic policy.

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CoverToCoverGirl A very heavy subject matter. Well done! 🙂 11mo
DieAReader @CoverToCoverGirl It was indeed🙂 I‘m happy to have read it & found it very well written💜 Another Libby random audiobook choice😉 11mo
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A must-read for anyone not attuned to the invisible goings-on of an inequitable and profit-driven society (me!). Mass incarceration of primarily black and brown men is, even ten years after this book's release, an issue that lies unacknowledged by many. As a system of control, mass incarceration relies upon our lack of compassion for others and public acceptance that people of color “choose“ a life of crime and thus “deserve“ marginalization.

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Lauren_reading
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I listened to the 10th anniversary edition and so much has stayed the same, but I feel like I hear more about social justice issues now. Parts were repetitive, but a fantastic book.

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Ruthiella
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“The United States now has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, dwarfing the rates of nearly every developed country, even surpassing those in highly repressive regimes like Russia, China and Iran”.

A difficult book to read but an important one. The author makes a strong case for the war on drugs in the US as an extension of systemic racism against specifically black men. Eye opening.

This hits the #Booked2021 category Anti-Racism

Annie1215 This is a great read! 1y
Ruthiella @Annie1215 It really was excellent and so though provoking. 1y
4thhouseontheleft I‘ve recommended this book to so many people! It‘s a great book, and excellent review! 1y
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Ruthiella @4thhouseontheleft Thanks! I will be recommending it to others too, for sure. 1y
Reggie Dave Chapelle does this bit where he‘s not even telling jokes anymore but says he‘s surprised by the compassion towards the opioid epidemic when back in the 80‘s crack cocaine ravaged Black communities and people said, Just say no. I‘m paraphrasing but he really lets us have it. 1y
Ruthiella @Reggie Fantastic point. She doesn‘t bring up Chapelle, but she makes the point many times throughout that we have to have compassion for all other humans and that was part of MLK‘s message and we‘ve lost it. 1y
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I'm posting one book per day from the ever growing unread stacks in my personal library. No description or explanation, just books I own and plan to read. #tbr

Day 56 (Audible edition)

sprainedbrain This is an excellent audiobook! I hope you get to it soon.. 1y
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Nalbuque
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I fkn hate it here.

This book is so important and accessible. It gave me a lot of tools to understand modern (and old school) racism.
It‘s pretty enraging, and I don‘t understand why people aren‘t DOING MORE. Power concedes nothing without demand. Pls demand.

If you‘re looking for simple ways to get started with mutual aid or community outreach, feel free to reach out to me, or look up your local orgs 💖 Policy makers won‘t save us. We will.

TheKidUpstairs My hold on this just came in from the library. I plan to read it throughout the month, it came highly recommended by @sprainedbrain 2y
Nalbuque @TheKidUpstairs it‘s great!! I had the audiobook and I think I‘ll invest in a physical copy... there‘s LOADS of info in there and I feel like I forgot everything but the rage I felt listening to it lol I‘m sure you‘ll like it, it‘s concise and very illuminating! 2y
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TheKidUpstairs @Nalbuque i started reading it as an ebook, but I found it to be one that I have to read slowly in sections, so an eloan wasn't the best option. I'm glad my library got a physical copy so I can continue properly! 2y
sprainedbrain Same for me! I listened to the audiobook but had to buy a hard copy. So much (infuriating) information. 2y
Nute Your words hold the truth! 1y
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#FreedomDay celebrates Lincoln's proposal of the 13th amendment, and the end of slavery in the United States. While celebrating this worthy milestone, it is important that we also keep in mind the complete picture of the 13th amendment. While ending slavery, it also led directly to the systemic criminalization of black people in the United States. Ava Duvernay's documentary 13th gives an eye opening look, it's very much worth the watch 👇

TheKidUpstairs Here's a link to a reading list to learn more, including the tagged book: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2016/12/28/13th-documentary-reading-list-teens/ 2y
Eggs 👏🏻📚👏🏻 thorough 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👏🏻 2y
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We don‘t talk abt cast bc we‘re ashamed of our history. We don‘t even talk abt class. There‘s a tendency to imagine that ones class reflects upon ones character. Despite all evidence of the contrary, people think that if one has enough discipline or drive, one can move up in life. We acknowledge that it may be hard, but mobility is always possible, so failure to succeed is ones fault.

But this is bs and you should read this book to know why 🖤

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I put this on my TBR last summer, but knew it would be a tough read. I‘d put it off until my BLM book group picked it to discuss this month. It‘s such a thorough, informative, well-researched look at mass incarceration & the ramifications of the War on Drugs in the U.S. The hardest thing about a book like this is feeling helpless in the face of such a vast, far-reaching system. Definitely a motivator to research what I can do, beyond just my vote.

Aswenson Such an important and impactful read. 2y
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This book made me think deeply about the differences between a system that promotes equity versus one that focuses on equality. The fact that social liberties are unequally divided in this and many other countries, is something that all people regardless of social, political, or economic background should try to understand. This was an essential read for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ruthiella This is on my list. For sure I will read it next year! 2y
Come-read-with-me @Ruthiella I hope you really like it. Once you‘ve read it I‘d love to hear your thoughts 😃 2y
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TheEllieMo Well, that‘s a couple more books added to the already burgeoning TBR mountain! Thanks for posting the link, some great looking reads there 2y
Chrissyreadit @Mitch can I get a photo of books on your cookbook shelf? Please? 2y
Mitch @Chrissyreadit Sorry honey - just seen this and ive just sent you some!! 2y
Mitch @TheEllieMo My pleasure! 2y
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CarterZane
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Necessary.

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Floresj
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This has been on my list for awhile- and it‘s superb. With an overview of the war on drugs, incarceration and the judicial system, this book is informative and persuasive. It‘s ridiculous that after you serve your time, you don‘t get your voting rights back.

Annie1215 Love this book, I think it‘s time for a reread 2y
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Some good news. This will restore the voting rights of some 50,000 Californians.

https://ktla.com/news/california/props-17-and-18-californians-split-on-measures-...

vivastory That's fantastic news! 2y
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#LitFortuneCookie US Elections Edition!! There are so many literary characters this brings to mind—can‘t wait to see your picks—but since I can think of nothing but the election right now, this made me think about books that have educated me politically and informed my vote and this one‘s at the top of the list!

Tagging last week‘s players but open to all, of course! Please repost and tag some friends (and me too)!

KVanRead This is also my book pick for this week‘s #IntegrateYourShelf prompt @ChasingOm @Emilymdxn 2y
ravenlee Thanks for the tag! Have to think on this one. 2y
EadieB Thanks for the tag! 2y
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tpixie @ravenlee Thanks for the tag- this is a hard one. Harry potter‘s sorting hat ?! At this point it might be the most trustworthy 2y
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 2y
DaveGreen7777 Oooh, I‘ll have to think about this one! 🤔 Thanks for the tag! 2y
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The New Jim Crow is a must-read, outlining the ways in which the US has continued to enforce racial segregation and encourage the disenfranchisement of Black citizens through mass incarceration. If it hasn't yet made it into your list, I highly, highly recommend it! #BlackLivesMatter #StartsWithN #ForeverNovember
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OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
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This book starts from two simple premises: 1) police disproportionately enforce drug crimes in black communities and 2) those with criminal records face great barriers to rejoining society. Few would dispute either, but when combined, the conclusions are hard to deny. Alexander's arguments are eloquent and methodical in leaving no implication unexamined. She also pulls no punches about how difficult it will be to change this national disgrace.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa This is a fabulous book. It was the first one I read, that I credit for sending me on a reading/learning journey. 2y
readordierachel Everyone in the US should read it. 2y
Billypar @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yeah, I'm still early on that journey myself, but even among the great antiracism books I have read, I will be recommending this one first. 2y
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Billypar @readordierachel Absolutely agree! And even apart from the point of the book, it was refreshing to read something with such sharp rhetorical arguments at a time in this country when shouting over someone passes for 'debate.' 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Billypar I still recommend this one first. It‘s so well researched and detailed, it makes it crystal clear. Might I suggest The Color of Law, which is also excellent 2y
Billypar @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks for those recs! 2y
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Chelleo
New Jim Crow (Revised) | Michelle Alexander
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Whew. So much. I really had no idea how deep and broad the impact of the criminal justice system is on Black men. This book is both heartbreaking and infuriating...especially in these times, especially as a mother to 2 young Black boys and a wife of a Black man. This book is even more relevant now than it was when it was first published 10 years ago. #Blitsy #BlackLitsy #BLM #BlackLivesMatter

Hooked_on_books What I love about this book is how she did such a thorough job that she basically turns away any argument before it can form. It‘s beautifully seamless. And such an important issue to rip back the curtain about. 2y
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Come-read-with-me @chelleo Hi! I‘d love to sign up for the black history month swap, but am afraid I might be too late. If not, could you help me figure out when the sign up is? I‘m kind of clueless these days! Thanks! 2y
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This book is transformative. It fully details the new system of control of African Americans, specifically young male African Americans through mass incarceration. It a system of control that has been easy for us to overlook due to its nonracial outlook but on the other hand has been systematically being dismantling African American communities and families under the disguise of war on drugs.

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Starting this read before the day gets busy. Looking forward to learning more over the course of this book.

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TrishB
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#bookreport
Finished all except for The Woman in the Woods which I started this morning.
A mix of genres but I really enjoyed them and had a good reading week. Well, I‘m not sure I‘d say enjoy for Jim Crow, it is an informative, important read.

Cinfhen Glad to see/hear your reading is returning 😁 2y
Cinfhen Also happy that the NF & HF were both picks ❤️ 2y
BarbaraBB So many books! You seem back to your old self! 2y
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BarbaraBB Something completely different.. how do you like British hiphop? My daughter (16) is listening to artists like Stormzy now all the time and I have to admit they sound so cool, those British accents feel so fresh after all the American hiphop that has entered our house for years. (edited) 2y
Kalalalatja Great week! I just got a notice that Summerwater (and some other books 😅) are ready to be picked up from the PO, so I‘m beyond ready to get to it! 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen I think only working 2 days was the deal breaker! @BarbaraBB 2y
TrishB @BarbaraBB my kids aren‘t really into hip hop. Son is into just a wide variety of guitar indie/ popular etc. My daughter is into k-pop, so I‘m an expert in Korean pop lyrics 😁 Stormzy is a good guy though, he supports and helps his community and puts his money where his mouth is! 2y
TrishB @Kalalalatja I hope you like it now 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
BarbaraBB Thanks! And K-pop, wow, it‘s supposed to be huge but I hardly ever come across it! 2y
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TrishB
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I think everything has been said about this book. 😢💔😡 surely we can do better as societies.
I‘m using for #bannedbook #booked2020 as it was banned in lots of prisons (surprise, surprise). I am surpassing my expectations in the NF choices recently, damn Litsy!

squirrelbrain You‘ll be a non-fiction-nerd before long! 2y
GingerAntics Welcome to our NF nerd party!!! I‘m really not surprised this was banned in prisons. Our country (as in many countries) prisoners aren‘t even treated as citizens. I think it was in Michigan, the state attorney said she would not file charges against prisoners who committed crimes against other prisoners. That just blew my mind. So basically, prison in Michigan is a lawless subsociety. 2y
TrishB @squirrelbrain it will be one a week at this rate! 2y
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TrishB @GingerAntics incarcerated people seem very disposable ☹️ 2y
GingerAntics @TrishB We certainly act like they are. Get beat up, get raped, we don‘t care. We won‘t protect you or hold the people who hurt you responsible. It‘s like we only care if a prisoner is killed. I guess as long as we can keep you in there, everything is fair game. If we can‘t keep you in there because someone killed you, now we‘re upset. 🙄 It ridiculous. It‘s inhumane. People come out with PTSD and all sorts of problems and we claim they earned it 2y
TrishB @GingerAntics it doesn‘t seem to be getting better either. Although, went to a public lecture with my daughter on prisons and green spaces in Norway (the prisons not the lecture) they seemed to be doing some fantastic things using gardens, allotment space and people being able to see gardens and trees and the impact that has on mental health. 2y
GingerAntics @TrishB absolutely. It‘s amazing the little changes Norway and some of the other Scandinavian countries are doing with prisons and prisoners. They‘ve actually had to CLOSE prisons because they don‘t have enough prisoners (mainly repeat offenders) to fill them. They‘ve turned some of them into hotels. It‘s really amazing what happens when you treat prisoners like people. What a radical idea, treating people like people. 2y
TrishB @GingerAntics if only everyone was that radical! 2y
GingerAntics @TrishB right? It reduces crime and makes society better, but we‘re too busy punishing people to actually treat people like human beings. It‘s pathetic. 2y
Cinfhen Look at you #NFnerd 🤓I still need to read this one 💔 2y
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This book is actually sort of mind blowing. I like that she used a lot of math and statistics to prove her point. It's hard to argue with math. Another thing.... This book is 10 years old and not a whole lot has changed (other than the current president). I'm a little horrified honestly. And this sent my anxiety level through the roof. But I still definitely recommend it.

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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
Hooked_on_books It is terribly depressing that so little has changed. But yeah, this book is pretty flawless. She put it together so well—really readable, well supported by data. She‘s dynamite. (edited) 2y
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I was really looking forward to reading this. The content is so wildly important. Systemic racism in the USA is real, and it has far-reaching consequences.

The writing left a lot to be desired. The author was incredibly repetitive, both in terms of topics, stats, and wording. Passages were repeated so often that I really wondered if I had lost my place and gone backward (several times). Better editing would have changed my rating markedly.

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Powerful, illuminating and insightful. I learned so much about our legal system and the history of the racial caste system in America. The author carefully illustrates where we‘ve been, where we are and where we need to go justice and equality to be fully realized as promised by American ideals. I encourage everyone to read (or listen) to this book for a better understanding of social justice. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️

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I imagine mine is not a popular opinion. I‘m not convinced. Although she tried to link it to black men, most of what she talked about holds true for all criminals with a record. I listened to the audio. It‘s hard enough to read a bunch of stats and such, but maybe harder still to listen to it. I was likely also tuning out more the longer the book went, so I very well may have missed a number of arguments.

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Beccacraft
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This book looks closely at the “War on Drugs” and its effects on the black population, legislation, and societal underlying racist ideas leading to mass incarceration of black men. It is highly relevant and compelling, and hits hard and fast at significant issues in our culture at large, police and legal systems, and the impact on families and communities.

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July Round Up Part 2: New Jim Crow wasn‘t a pleasurable read but it‘s so important. Pretty much all the rest (except Only Child which was just okay) were amazing. Hidden Valley Road is one of my books of the year.

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Legal scholar Michelle Alexander makes the case that racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a form of social control over people of color, particularly over black men. Her analysis of racism and the American criminal justice system is still timely, illuminating and important.

*Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction*

#nonfiction #BLM

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W.E.B. Du Bois said: “The burden belongs to the nation, and the hands of none of us are clean if we bend not our energies to righting these great wrongs.”

We‘re not there yet, America, not even close. Our hands are still dirty. Every American needs to read this book. Then, vote. That‘s all. Peace out.

saresmoore Yes. 2y
sprainedbrain Perfect review, and my sentiments exactly. 2y
KVanRead @sprainedbrain I loved your review of this and you inspired me to act. Just made a donation to this organization often mentioned in the book: All of Us or None. https://prisonerswithchildren.org/about-aouon/ 2y
sprainedbrain @KVanRead That is WONDERFUL❤️ 2y
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Simply breathtaking. One of the greatest pieces of non-fiction I have ever read.

saresmoore Aaaaand buying it now. 2y
KVanRead I‘m currently 72% through it. It‘s been a slow read for me because there‘s so much to process, most of which turns me into this emoji:🤯 But so good. Required reading! 2y
MicheleinPhilly @KVanRead I read it over the course of a month because I wanted to take my time with it and really absorb everything. And also because it is just a lot to take in and sit with. 2y
Reviewsbylola I bought this one earlier in the summer but I just don‘t think I can stomach it right now. 2y
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Cortg
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Whew! This was sooooo long and I felt it was a little repetitive from time to time, but it was excellent and gave me a lot to think about. I listened to the 10 anniversary edition. #BLM

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KVanRead
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“This book is not for everyone.”

#FirstLineFridays

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sprainedbrain Such a great book. Unbelievably eye-opening. 2y
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I‘m so glad I read this. I‘ve been reading a lot about abolition and learned a lot from this.

Darklunarose This one is on my list 2y
Godpants @Darklunarose I had to take my time with it because every chapter just made me so angry. It‘s such an important read. 2y
Darklunarose @Godpants there are some books like that, they stir the fire deep inside, they are the change agents. You need to take your time, take in the details or you would consume yourself fast. 2y
Godpants @Darklunarose beautifully said. 2y
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I forgot to post that I‘ve been listening to this. It‘s such heavy subject matter that I find I can only listen to a little bit at a time. It‘s so important to read work like this though and I‘m glad to be learning so much right now.

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TrishB
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Just started Find Them Dead this morning and the other two are the potential planned ones for the week.
#weeklyforecast

squirrelbrain Nicely colour- themed - I‘m assuming that was deliberate?! 2y
MicheleinPhilly I‘m reading Jim Crow very slowly, maybe 10 pages a day. It is excellent. 2y
Cathythoughts Heat Wave sounds good ...look forward to your thoughts if you get there ❤️👍🏻 2y
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BarbaraBB Looks like a great week ahead of you. 2y
TrishB @squirrelbrain 😂😂 I‘m going to say of course. 2y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly oh cool, I only get NF vibes every so often, so good to hear it‘s good. 2y
TrishB @Cathythoughts it‘s currently 99p on kindle 😁😘 2y
TrishB @BarbaraBB hopefully 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
Caroline2 OH I really wanna read the new Jim Crow! Be interesting to see what you think. 👍 2y
Cinfhen Look at you, reading NF!!! I hear it‘s very good....did u read 2y
TrishB @Caroline2 hopefully it‘s a good one 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen of course not! 😁 it‘s been in the weekly forecast a couple of time‘s though! I could decide on something else entirely by tomorrow. 2y
Cinfhen I hear ya 😂😂 2y
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Jebpix
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Thoroughly researched and written. Very eye-opening. Really important read/listen.

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I 100% recommend. I had try to read this years ago and put down after the first couple of chapters because I thought it was so similar to the film 13th, but I'm glad that I finally took the time to listen to the whole thing as there was a lot that I did not know/ needed to be reminded.

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One of the most informative reads of the year for me. This should be required reading and schools everywhere should teach the material.

dylanisreading Agreed! 2y
sprainedbrain Agree agree agree! 🙌🏻 2y
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I‘ve read 8 books about anti-racism this year (2 at the beginning of the year, and 6 over the last month). I‘ve definitely gotten the most information from the tagged book—it‘s phenomenal. I also really loved Just Mercy.

I‘ve added at least 6 more new books to my tbr from the BLM lists that are circulating. And that‘s on top of the many that I already had on my tbr. 😅

#IntegrateYourShelf

bio_chem06 I‘m currently reading How To Be An Antiracist and the next one is going to be Slavery by Another Name. I read New Jim Crow a few years ago. So enlightening. 2y
Emilymdxn I absolutely agree about Just Mercy, what a breathtaking book 2y
KVanRead I‘m listening to this now and it‘s so good. 2y
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ChasingOm Same same about more than one TBR! 😂 2y
ChasingOm @bio_chem06 That one sounds really good too. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa The New Jim Crow is thee book, if you can only read 1, that‘s the 1 I try to get people up read! 2y
Readerann I‘m also listening to Jim Crow now (and realizing how much I don‘t know). Loved Just Mercy. 2y
bio_chem06 @sprainedbrain did you read Just Mercy? That was such a great read. 2y
sprainedbrain @bio_chem06 Yes! Excellent book and movie! 2y
kspenmoll Both books mentioned here are such important books!! 2y
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sprainedbrain
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‘The nature of the criminal justice system has changed. It is no longer primarily concerned with the prevention and punishment of crime, but rather with the management and control of the dispossessed.‘

To say this book is eye-opening is an understatement. I knew our justice system was broken, but I had never connected the dots to see how it truly has maintained a racist caste system here. This should be taught in American schools.⬇️

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sprainedbrain “The genius of the current caste system, and what most distinguishes it from its predecessors, is that it appears voluntary. People choose to commit crimes, and that's why they are locked up or locked out, we are told. This feature makes the politics of responsibility particularly tempting, as it appears the system can be avoided with good behavior. But herein lies the trap. All people make mistakes. All of us are sinners.” (Continued⬇️) 2y
sprainedbrain “All of us are criminals. All of us violate the law at some point in our lives. In fact, if the worst thing you have ever done is speed ten miles over the speed limit on the freeway, you have put yourself and others at more risk of harm than someone smoking marijuana in the privacy of his or her living room.” (Continued again ⬇️) 2y
sprainedbrain “Yet there are people in the United States serving life sentences for first-time drug offenses, something virtually unheard of anywhere else in the world.” 2y
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sprainedbrain This book is beyond informative. It‘s infuriating and heartbreaking and will make you feel seen. If you only read one book about race in America, please make it this one. And then do something to help change this mess. The ‘war on drugs‘ needs to end, and we need to stop saying we are colorblind and start giving a shit about other human beings—we are all equal and deserve to live that way. #ReadBlackAuthors 2y
vivastory I remember Chris Hayes wrote about this in his book, about the glaring differences in policing & penalties in white & black communities for the exact same crimes. 2y
EliNeedsMoreShelves Just finished this one today. Eye opening is an understatement. 2y
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I'm going to share my stack in a bit, but I wanted to get the prompt out there first! I got so caught up in reading WASHINGTON BLACK by Esi Edugyan last night that I totally forgot to send this to Emily. Can't wait to see what's caught your eye so I can add even more to my TBR! 😄

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