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The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
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Sep 28, 2016

really liked it

A powerful and confronting insight into the broken and racist war on drugs. As a newcomer to the US making an effort to understand racial history and dynamics, the one-sided statistics from the war on drugs are undeniable. This book is repetitive at times, and the core thesis could be understood from the summary and a few charts. But I found the anecdotes, combined with statistics, to be a powerful eye-opener to the challenges faced by coloured communities in the US.
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August 12, 2016 – Started Reading
August 12, 2016 – Shelved
September 28, 2016 – Finished Reading

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