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Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond (Paperback)

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By Marc Lamont Hill, Todd Brewster (Foreword by)
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August 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection

— From Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club


Named a Best Book of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews
A New York Times Editor's Choice

Nautilus Award Winner

"A worthy and necessary addition to the contemporary canon of civil rights literature." --The New York Times

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?

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501124969
ISBN-10: 150112496X
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English