In Michelle Alexander’s powerful book entitled, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration and the Age of Colorblindness”, Alexander uses historical and empirical evidence to support her claim that the War on Drugs has continued the legacy of Jim Crow in deliberately targeting and criminalizing non-white citizens. With African Americans being incarcerated nearly six times the rate of whites, despite multiple reports proving that whites use illicit drugs more often than blacks (1), Alexander claims that once criminals, these individuals lose their right to vote, right to employment, and effectively become second class citizens.
Please join us on December 7th at 3:00pm and on December 9th at 6:00pm at the Peace and Justice Center for two hour intellectual group discussions on Alexander’s book, and her claims surrounding mass incarceration. For the first discussion, we will be focusing on the introductory chapter, although reading the entire book is encouraged. Click here for an online copy of the introduction to the book.
All are welcome to attend. Free. To register, please email email@example.com with the subject “New Jim Crow”.
 NAACP. “Criminal Justice Fact Sheet.” NAACP. N.p., 2014. Web. 19 Nov. 2014