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

  • 09/27/2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online

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Leaders are Readers

Join the 20/30 Club Book Club and participate in monthly discussions with other young leaders. Stay inspired, re-read a classic, or learn new strategies for being an effective leader.

Registration is required to receive the meeting link in advance of the event. Book club will take place the last Monday of each month from 6pm-7pm. Each attendee will have a chance to share their thoughts and discuss concepts from the book. 

This event is FREE and open to both Professional and Social members.


About This Month's Book (Amazon Review):

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 election 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 control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even 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 Prize–winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.


Up Next Month:

"Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins 



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