The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Jim Crow-Mass Incarceration FlierDiscussion & Dialogue Presented by First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center for the Healing of Racism
Friday, August 9, 2013 7-9 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church – Channing Hall
5200 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77004

The New Jim Crow 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. The New Jim Crow tells a truth our nation has been reluctant to face.


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