Other Side Book Club - THE NEW JIM CROW by Michelle Alexander
Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington
Trinity Episcopal Church Living Room - 220 Prospect Street in Torrington CT
The Other Side Book Club will meet to discuss THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS, by Michelle Alexander. Goodreads notes "Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended the racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the US criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness, THE NEW JIM CROW challenged the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America."