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June 23, 2020


#20BooksOfSummer20 The New Jim Crow

by N@ncy


Finished: 23.06.2020
Genre: non-fiction
Rating: A


This book was on my bookshelf for a few years.
But the cover was so confronting…I kept putting off reading this book.
Then the tragedy on 25 May 2020 in Minneapolis….happened.
As I listened to many experts discussing this crisis…
David Simon was interviewed.
A Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter, David Simon is is also the creator of both the Baltimore-based show, The Wire (2002).

Simon was asked what is the first thing US must do to start improving the systemic racism in USA.He was the ONLY person who mentioned: “Stop the war on drugs”.
That was the trigger to finally learn more about this strategy.
This is the emergence of a new caste system—a system of social excommunication that has denied millions of African Americans basic human dignity.
“The New Jim Crow” is an eye-opener….#MustRead.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jun 24 2020

    I need to read this one too!

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    • Jun 24 2020

      Powerful book supported by intensive research…and so well written.
      I listened to the audio book on morning walks…then read the chapters on Kindle.
      I was shocked to read how after 1965….white supremacy was desperate to keep
      African Americans a second class. So they created ‘The War On Drugs’.
      #MustRead….it is very accessible.

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      • Jun 24 2020

        I’ve read a little about the war on drugs and its effects here from other books dealing with incarceration (American Prison is a great one on this topic) but I don’t know enough about it. It is really shocking and upsetting and is very misunderstood by many, I think. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one!

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