Epoch Academy

EDCT 5619 | EDUU 9965: The New Jim Crow - Book Study

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Price: $50.00

Instructor: Dr. Nancy Dome

Credits: 1 | Schedule: 4 weeks

In this book study participants will explore the work of legal scholar Michelle Alexander that focuses on the targeting of black men in the US legal system. Specifically looking at how through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness.

Course Work

Module 1: Introduction

What You’ll Learn

  • Student introductions and background discussion
  • Reflection: Current event tied to reading
  • Read: Preface and Introduction
  • Discussion: Chapters: Preface and Introduction Reflection

Module 2: The Rebirth of Caste

What You’ll Learn

  • Reflection: Current event tied to reading
  • Read: Chapter 1: The Rebirth of Caste
  • Discussion: Chapter 1: The Rebirth of Caste

Module 3: The Lockdown

What You’ll Learn

  • Reflection: Current event tied to reading
  • Read: Chapters 2: The Lockdown
  • Discussion: Chapters 2: The Lockdown

Module 4: The Color of Justice

What You’ll Learn

  • Reflection: Current event tied to reading
  • Read: Chapters 3: The Color of Justice
  • Discussion: Chapters 3: The Color of Justice

Module 5: The Cruel Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • Reflection: Current event tied to reading
  • Read: Chapters 4: The Cruel Hand
  • Discussion: Chapters 4: The Cruel Hand

Module 6: The New Jim Crow

What You’ll Learn

  • Reflection: Current event tied to reading
  • Read: Chapters 5: The New Jim Crow
  • Discussion: Chapters 5: The New Jim Crow

Module 7: The Fire This Time

What You’ll Learn

  • Reflection: Current event tied to reading
  • Read: Chapters 6: The Fire This Time
  • Discussion: Chapters 6: The Fire This Time

Module 8: Final Thoughts

What You’ll Learn

  • Reflection: Current event tied to reading
  • Read: Final Thoughts and Evaluation
  • Discussion: Final Thoughts

NOTE: This course section is specifically for individuals seeking graduate units through Seattle Pacific University (SPU). There are graded assignments due in order to receive credit. Students seeking units must register directly with SPU and pay required fees which are separate from the fee to take this course. Books are not provided by Epoch Education and may need to be purchased separately. Please check with the University.

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