This week's Favorite Non-Fiction is The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander! This is a book that I think every American should read. I was aware that we have a mass incarceration problem, particularly with Black men, but this book opened my eyes even more. To see it plainly spelled out, through history and laws, blew my mind. And seeing how it has been made very difficult for people to get out of this corrupt system infuriates me. Don't even get me started about the privatization of prisons. I'm still trying to figure out ways to help change this whole system as an average citizen. Read the book in chunks if it's too much to take in all at once. There are some heartbreaking stories included as well.

Posted by Ashley at 2023-02-25 21:26:20 UTC