Reading project, week ending 10 Jan 2021

What have I read this week? Just one.

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

This is a nonfiction book about mass incarceration in the US, and how it functions to keep black and brown people, particularly black men, in an underclass of people with fewer rights and opportunities than other Americans. I found the book interesting, and also depressing, because I hadn’t realised the true scale of this issue.

© bardofupton 2021

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