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Readings on Race - "Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable,...

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First Baptist Church

101 South Wilmington Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

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The book for June's Readings on Race meeting is Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill. You can purchase the book at So & So Books on Person St. at a 15% discount - call 919-426-9502 to reserve a copy. It can also readily be found online and in most bookstores.

During the meeting, the book will be discussed at small tables and then with the entire group.

If you have any questions about the group or would like to get on our mailing list, send an email to readingsonrace@gmail.com

*Readings on Race is open to the public and is not associated with any faith community or organization.



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"In this thought-provoking and important” (Library Journal) analysis of state-sanctioned violence, Marc Lamont Hill carefully considers a string of high-profile deaths in America—Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and others—and incidents of gross negligence by government, such as the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. He digs underneath these events to uncover patterns and policies of authority that allow some citizens become disempowered, disenfranchised, poor, uneducated, exploited, vulnerable, and disposable. To help us understand the plight of vulnerable communities, he examines the effects of unfettered capitalism, mass incarceration, and political power while urging us to consider a new world in which everyone has a chance to become somebody. Heralded as an essential text for our times, Marc Lamont Hill’s galvanizing work embodies the best traditions of scholarship, journalism, and storytelling to lift unheard voices and to address the necessary question, “how did we get here?"

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