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  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

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

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    “As the United States celebrates the nation's 'triumph over race' with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status — much like their grandparents before them.”

    In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community — and all of us – -to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.

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  • From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty (1st edition)

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    From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty (1st edition)

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    New York Times Bestseller

    The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with “dignity.”

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    Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Here to Eternity is an immersive global journey that introduces compelling, powerful rituals almost entirely unknown in America.

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