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Race in America, Past and Present: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Burden of History

Resources to support the Race in America, Past and Present reading group Fall 2016.

Session 3: The New Jim Crow

This session will explore the causes and consequences of mass incarceration. Why does the United States incarcerate such large proportion of its population and such a disproportionately large segment of its African American population? What are the historical roots of criminalization, and what intellectual and policy mechanisms created mass incarceration in the late twentieth century? What is the role of race in this phenomenon?

Discussion Materials

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