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Notes From Rev. Laurie - 6/15/2016

Dear Grace Church Family, Last night the Episcopal Churches in Jersey City (aka JCAM) held the first in a series of three meetings to discuss Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. The book offers a stunning summary of the history of institutional racism in the United States. It begins with Jim Crow Laws enacted after the Reconstruction period in the South and goes through the national War on Drugs which led to our current sky rocketing incarceration rates. Even though the percentage of drug users among whites and people of color is relatively the same, low income people of color are convicted for drug crimes much more frequently than whites. Even though the vast majority of these convicti

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