West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

The New Jim Crow

January 19, 2014

by Reverend
Kathleen Rolenz

Michelle Alexander’s book, “The New Jim Crow,” makes the argument that the current mass levels of incarceration of African Americans have created a permanent second class system. Dr. King’s last speech “I’ve Been to the Mountain” denounces the insidious forces of racism that create poverty and reinforce the class structures in American society today. If Dr. King were to come down from that mountain-top today, what would he see regarding race and class in America now? The Outreach Offering will benefit the Inter-Religious Task Force on Central America.

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