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The John T. Wills Chronicles Presents Michelle Alexander

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I cordially invite you to join me and my co-host Kathleen Wells for an empowering conversation with Michelle Alexander author of the “The New Jim Crow”. It has been called powerful, explosive, alarming, provocative, well-researched and convincing! Michelle’s novel is the 2010 Association for Humanist Sociology Book Award. The Association for Humanist Sociology is a community of sociologists, educators, scholars, and activists who share a commitment to using sociology to promote peace, equality, and social justice. Benjamin Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP, said “every century there is a crisis in our democracy, the response to which defines how future generations view those who were alive at the time. In the 18th century it was the transatlantic slave trade, in the 19th century it was slavery, in the 20th century it was Jim Crow. Today it is mass incarceration. Alexander’s book offers a timely and original framework for understanding mass incarceration, its roots to Jim Crow, our modern caste system, and what must be done to eliminate it. This book is a call to action.”

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