One Book One Campus One Community
Throughout the 2014-15 academic year, all Northern Indiana campuses, as well as surrounding communities, reflected upon the themes and learning points found in The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.
About The New Jim Crow
This non-fiction book is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status — denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year; been dubbed the “secular bible of a new social movement” by numerous commentators, including Cornel West; and has led to consciousness-raising efforts in universities, churches, community centers, re-entry centers, and prisons nationwide.
Hear what the faculty and staff members have to say about The New Jim Crow:
Resources for Discussion:
Noted civil rights lawyer, author spotlights racial discrimination in mass incarcerations
Author calls for reduced incarceration, hope for renewal
Alexander at IU Northwest: King would be ‘bursting with pride’ over Ferguson protests
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