[Discussion] GWJ Antiracism Book Discussion - Book 2 The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Let's make Friday, August 28 our official starting point for reading The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.

Here's my suggested pacing for reading and discussion:
Week 1, August 28 - September 3: Introduction, Chapter 1
Week 2, September 4 - 10: Chapter 2
Week 3, September 11 - 17: Chapter 3
Week 4, September 18 - 24: Chapter 4
Week 5, September 25 - October 1: Chapter 5
Week 6, October 2 - 8: Chapter 6, Notes

These should be considered guidelines and not rules chiseled in stone. People reading ahead of this pace should feel free to post thoughts, questions, or insights as they occur to you. Don't feel like you have to wait for the schedule to catch up to you. Post while the thoughts, inspirations, and questions are fresh in your mind and heart.

Discussion in the GWJ forums makes that work well. Others will reach that point eventually and may benefit or comment on what you've shared. If people are behind the suggested pace, they'll be able to see what's been posted previously and participate in their own time.

Let's read, think, share, grow, and learn together.

Ok. Back into the fray. I’m ready.

The audio book forward feels extremely recent, as in within the last year or so, and very much worth a listen if you are late into hopping into the group and looking to catch up. They discuss why they left the original book as is and didn't re-release and abridged or updated version. Good, powerful stuff, and something you may miss if you pick up the physical book version.

Amoebic wrote:

The audio book forward feels extremely recent, as in within the last year or so, and very much worth a listen if you are late into hopping into the group and looking to catch up. They discuss why they left the original book as is and didn't re-release and abridged or updated version. Good, powerful stuff, and something you may miss if you pick up the physical book version.

Totally! I was disappointed to hear that it wasn’t updated, yet I was convinced that it was a great choice after hearing the explanation of why.