Impact University: Criminal Justice

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Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation >

Insightful and provocative writer Eric Deggans analyzes the media's motivations and methods of dividing the nation through racial and minority alienization. Deggans shows the history of this trend and proposes a new standard for media in pursuit of a more civil discourse.

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The New Jim Crow >

Michelle Alexander's stunning portrait of racial biases in modern America presents compelling evidence that the criminal justice system has replaced the racial restraints of old to limit the civil rights of minorities. Alexander challenges her readers to reexamine their preconceptions and hold American authority figures to a higher standard.

Criminal Justice

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption >

Bryan Stevenson's powerful and revealing memoir recounts his journey through the racially-biased justice system of the South as a Harvard Law student. His experience with a death-row inmate's search for justice set him on a lifelong path toward uncovering the system's flaws and inspiring others to fight for empathy and equality for all.

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The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives >

Sasha Abramsky's portrait of poverty gives a new face to the American poor and stimulates a national discussion on the state of our classes. Beyond his vivid depiction of poverty, Abramsky proposes numerous solutions to this extensive problems, including reforms to the nation's current education, criminal justice, tax, and Social Security policies.

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