The New Jim Crow Book Study
About the Course
The New Jim Crow course is a book study that dives into the mass incarceration of predominantly African American men, along with other minorities and socio-economically disadvantaged groups in the United States. This book study will encourage much discussion, reflection, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations among the participants in the course to further understand the content. This book study will encourage much discussion, reflection, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations among the participants in the course to further understand the content. This book study is ideal for educators who are wanting to have a better understanding of the American incarceration system, the institutional racism many students carry with them to school, and to investigate solutions to alleviating mass incarceration.
Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: New Press, 2010.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Explain how the American incarceration system creates and maintains social hierarchy through mass incarceration.
- Discuss solutions to alleviate and end the practice of racial hierarchy in the incarceration system.
- Incorporate discussion and reading strategies into work environment.
Kathy currently teaches Social Studies at Northglenn High School in Adams 12. Along with teaching, she also facilitates multiple courses and trainings around using restorative practices in schools around the country. Kathy has a BS in Secondary Education - Social Studies from Indiana University and a MA from University of Arizona in Language, Reading, and Culture.