By Donna Murch
Black Panther and Cuban exile, Assata Shakur, has encouraged a number of generations of radical protest, together with our modern Black Lives subject stream. Drawing its identify from one in every of America’s leading revolutionaries this number of thought-provoking essays by means of award-winning Panther student Donna Murch explores how social protest is tough our present approach of country violence and mass incarceration.
Murch exposes the devastating outcomes of overlapping punishment campaigns opposed to gangs, medicinal drugs, and crime on terrible and dealing- type populations of colour. via mostly hidden channels, it's those punishment campaigns, Murch says, that generate huge, immense sales for the kingdom. lower than such tricky stipulations, equipped resistance to the advancing tide of country violence and incarceration has proved difficult.
This well timed and pressing ebook exhibits how a youth-led political flow has emerged because the killing of Trayvon Martin that demanding situations the bi-partisan consensus on punishment and appears to the longer term via a redistributive, queer, and feminist lens. Murch frames the modern Black Lives subject move on the subject of previous struggles for Black Liberation, whereas excavating the origins of mass incarceration and the political financial system that drives it.
Assata Taught Me bargains a clean and much-needed old point of view at the fifty years because the founding of the Black Panther get together, during which the world’s biggest police kingdom has emerged.
Donna Murch is an affiliate Professor of background at Rutgers, the nation collage of latest Jersey. She is the writer of Living for town: Migration, schooling, and the increase of the Black Panther get together in Oakland, California.
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Assata Taught Me: State Violence, Mass Incarceration, and the Movement for Black Lives by Donna Murch