DSA Reading Group: The New Jim Crow

Smokey Row Coffee
1910 Cottage Grove Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
United States
December 3, 2017,
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

This month our group will be reading The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow traces the history of our current criminal justice system back to its roots in slavery and the post-Reconstruction backlash. Alexander shows us how our police and prison institutions have evolved over time in response to changes in racial attitudes while still maintaining an oppressive racial caste system.