During February, all HCBA members are encouraged to read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.
This provocative book prompts readers to question the underlying reasons why the number of incarcerated black men is so disproportionately high, and makes a case for changes in the law and the criminal justice system that are ripe for examination and debate within the legal community.
The book is available in paperback and e-book formats from: Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
On March 21, the HCBA will be sponsoring a CLE based on the issues covered in the book. View details of the CLE here.
If your firm or organization is interested in hosting a small group discussion on the book, please email Julia Peacock at email@example.com.
About the book: "The New Jim Crow offers a devastating account of a legal system doing its job perfectly well. We have simply replaced one caste system (Jim Crow) for another one (imprisonment, parole, detention) that keeps the majority of minorities in a permanent state of disenfranchisement. Alexander does a fine job of truth-telling, pointing the finger where it rightly should be pointed: at all of us, liberal and conservative, white and black." - Forbes