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.
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.