The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
In the book, The New Jim Crow, legal scholar Michelle Alexander directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. Alexander argues that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” This is a must-read for all people of conscience.
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The Immortal Life of HEnrietta LAcks
This book documents the history of HeLa cells and the person/family from which they came, Henrietta Lacks. It is very powerful because it can be considered from so many perspectives including science, ethics and sociology.
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