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    • The New Jim Crow

    • Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness
    • By: Michelle Alexander
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Once in a great while a book comes along that radically changes our understanding of a crucial political issue and helps to fuel a social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander offers a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status, denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights movement. 

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    • Had high hopes

    • By rachael thompson on 21-06-19

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Faces at the Bottom of the Well

    • The Permanence of Racism
    • By: Derrick Bell, Michelle Alexander - foreword
    • Narrated by: Brad Raymond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Faces at the Bottom of the Well, civil rights activist and legal scholar Derrick Bell uses allegory and historical example to argue that racism is an integral and permanent part of American society. African American struggles for equality are doomed to fail so long as the majority of whites do not see their own well-being threatened by the status quo. Bell calls on African Americans to face up to this unhappy truth and abandon a misplaced faith in inevitable progress. 

    Regular price: £22.89