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The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence – Stephen Kurczy

A local book club assignment, The Quiet Zone deals with a current, and growing problematic phenomenon in the future of our society. Once I started reading, I noticed parallels with other current books, movies, and media: for example, the series… Continue Reading →

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

With the 2008 election of the nation’s first black President, Barrack Obama, it would appear that we have conquered racism, that Jim Crow is officially dead. Not so says Michelle Alexander, lawyer, equal rights advocate, and director of the Racial… Continue Reading →

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