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Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond | Marc Lamont Hill
An impassioned analysis of headline-making cases.Timely, controversial, and bound to stir already heated discussion. Kirkus Reviews A thought-provoking and important analysis of oppression, recommended for those seeking clarity on current events. Library Journal Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. Weve heard the individual stories. Now a leading public intellectual and acclaimed journalist offers a powerful, paradigm-shifting analysis of Americas current state of emergency, finding in these events a larger and more troubling truth about race, class, and what it means to be Nobody. Protests in Ferguson, Missouri and across the United States following the death of Michael Brown revealed something far deeper than a passionate display of age-old racial frustrations. They unveiled a public chasm that has been growing for years, as America has consistently and intentionally denied significant segments of its population access to full freedom and prosperity. In Nobody, scholar and journalist Marc Lamont Hill presents a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of race and class by examining a growing crisis in America: the existence of a group of citizens who are made vulnerable, exploitable and disposable through the machinery of unregulated capitalism, public policy, and social practice. These are the people considered Nobody in contemporary America. Through on-the-ground reporting and careful research, Hill shows how this Nobody class has emerged over time and how forces in America have worked to preserve and exploit it in ways that are both humiliating and harmful. To make his case, Hill carefully reconsiders the details of tragic events like the deaths of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, and Freddie Gray, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. He delves deeply into a host of alarming trends including mass incarceration, overly aggressive policing, broken court systems, shrinking job markets, and the privatization of public resources, showing time and time again the ways the current system is designed to worsen the plight of the vulnerable. Timely and eloquent, Nobody is a keen observation of the challenges and contradictions of American democracy, a must-read for anyone wanting to better understand the race and class issues that continue to leave their mark on our country today.
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Catchmeintheairica
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Beginning this beautiful piece today✨

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PacingTheCage
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Megabooks Ants 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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gasbagcharm
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Just finished this and decided to take a crappy picture of it. Photo quality is definitely not a reflection of the book's quality. I recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about injustice.

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In NOBODY, Marc Lamont Hill situates his conversation within a larger conversation, connected to other writers and scholars. In the spirit of this connectedness he draws parallels between the deaths of my unarmed black men, providing history and context that is necessary to understand how this system of violence and discrimination is created and then perpetuated. #resist #diversebooks

BellaBookNook Great review. This sounds interesting. 3y
Mixedreader @BellaBookNook thanks! It is! 3y
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Book 4 of #BooksToReadDuringATrumpPresidency

Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable

Because we need to better understand how race and class affect life today.

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Hooked_on_books
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TBR explosion alert! I look forward to this list every year. This year, many more of these recommendations were on my radar thanks to Litsy 💋, but I still found more! (Always)

Happy hunting!

http://www.powells.com/staff-top-fives-2016/?utm_source=specials&utm_medium=emai...

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Bookworm83 Awesome list!!! 3y
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Mixedreader
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Starting this tonight! Has anyone read it yet?

BookishMarginalia That one's new to me. I'd be interested to hear what you think. 3y
Mixedreader @BookishMarginalia I'll post updates! 3y
RachelO That picture on the front cover is just... - what/where is it? 3y
Mixedreader @RachelO the book jacket says the photo is titled "Ferguson October" by Korantang Addo. 3y
RachelO @Mixedreader It's really striking. Look forward to seeing your updates. 3y
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ailikate
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A clear and unflinching look at where we are and how we got here. #overthis

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pamelac.xo
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I just got this book in the mail, and I can't wait to read it! Definitely an appropriate and necessary read considering what's going on in the U.S. this week.

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Christine
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An especially pleasing hold list haul today.

OutlandishLit Yay children of the new world 🙌 3y
Well-ReadNeck Ooooh. Good stack! 📚👏🏽 3y
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mostlycatsandcoffee
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Both relevant to Right Now. Will hopefully get to post my thoughts when I'm done. I'm so over politics today. I can't argue anymore. Closing the doors. Curling up. Regrouping. Try again tomorrow.

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"At every moment in history, oppression has been met with resistance. In every instance in which the State has consigned the vulnerable to the status of Nobody, The People have asserted that they are, in fact, Somebody. " #socialjustice #BlackLivesMatter

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"They just left him there...Like he ain't belong to nobody." That is the premise, unfortunately, of the American society we live in today and this book eloquently & widely explores this fact. Dr. Hill provides informative historical connections to the happenings of today & allows readers to critically examine the on-going pattern. If you don't open your eyes, mind & soul after reading this and want to helpfully incite change, you're dead inside.

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