The Montana Innocence Project will host a virtual book club on January 21 from 3 – 4 p.m. MST over Zoom. The book selection is Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”
“The New Jim Crow” makes the case for how the United States criminal legal system is a modern-day system of racial control. Alexander explains how the system, despite claiming to be colorblind, targets Black men through efforts like the War of Drugs, criminalization, and the eradication of communities.
The book is available for purchase at the Missoula independent bookstore Shakespeare and Co.
Zoom Meeting Link: https://umontana.zoom.us/j/95596270486?pwd=cnZaS0JpWk5rZkZDWmZ1RWZnZFM0Zz09
Zoom Meeting ID: 955 9627 0486
Zoom Meeting Password: 661232