Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow” stakes out new ground. “Yet here I am decades later, staying in my lane. I have not been speaking publicly about the relationship between drones abroad and the War on Drugs at home. I have not been talking about the connections between the corrupt capitalism that bails out Wall Street bankers, moves jobs overseas, and forecloses on homes with zeal, all while private prisons yield high returns and expand operations into a new market: caging immigrants. I have not been connecting the dots between the NSA spying on millions of Americans, the labeling of mosques as “terrorist organizations,” and the spy programs of the 1960s and 70s – specifically the FBI and COINTELPRO programs that placed civil rights advocates under constant surveillance, infiltrated civil rights organizations, and assassinated racial justice leaders. I have been staying in my lane. But no more.” Read her complete statement on Facebook.
and for those in the New Haven area news of an important event on Thurs. Sept. 19
How many people do you think have been evicted from their homes since the big dip in 2007? 100,000? 300,000? The number is a staggering ten million and the biggest victims are Blacks who had been suckered into the sub-prime mortgages. Hear about the problem and how some have successfully struggled to stay in their homes.
Hear Author Laura Gottesdiener talk about her brand new book
A Dream Foreclosed
Black America and The Fight for A Place to Call Home
Thurs. Sept 19, 2013
West Haven Library
FREE – Refreshments
sponsor: West Haven Library Friends