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Defining the systems that are so broken that a large part of our country elected a man with a personality disorder to save them Who is our government and our economy serving who are law enforcement protecting and are

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willing to go with it even if means that while we rest in comfort others are suffering Make America Great Again is a stupid slogan because America has never been great not for all of its citizens But we do have as Americans an optimism that we can continually make ourselves better to be great We just Need To Re Define to re define that means I m glad there are people like Marc Lamont Hill out there to galvanize us and make us uestion the way things are because it is very easy to do nothing when you re not directly facing adversity A well executed overview of the ways state violence is perpetuated against America s Black citizens Hill uses infamous murders of Black people as catalysts for his historical analysis and breaking down of how we got here Lots to learn Well edited and not repetitive Social science is my thing I totally nerd out cheesy grinI purchased this book for research purposes but reading it soothed a bit of an ache I needed to be reminded now than ever why having compassion isn t a bad thing Why it s my responsibility as a citizen of the United States to care for vulnerable and underserved individuals who reside both inside and outside of my community Marc Lamont Hill has done a fantastic job highlighting the social cultural and economic disparities that impact the lives of the vulnerable Nobody is an impressive body of work For anyone who has ever found themselves saying Why does everything have to be about raceI don t get why people protest ever This book should be incorporated in to high school and college US history curriculums across the nation Marc Lamont Hill does an excellent job bringing to light the social cultural and economic aspects of deeply rooted racism in America While Hill cites a great number of statistics and empirical studies he is careful to not lose sight of the humanity and vulnerability of the subject at hand I have read uite a few books over the past few years dealing with police brutality systemic racism and general ineualities and some of them have been fluff pieces and others were groundbreaking in the material they presented so I was not sure what I was getting into when I started reading Nobody The topics range from the illing of unarmed black men to the water crisis in Flint to the most bone chilling concept of feeling like a nobody in a place that is supposed to be your home This book not only digs deep into the longstanding societal and procedural issues behind recent police shootings but it also perfectly captures the emotions that many African Americans felt each time we heard of someone dying But there were many who said There is no way that a police officer would ever shoot somebody in the back six seven or eight times But like Thomas when we were able to see the video and we were able to see the gun shots and when we saw him fall to the ground and when we saw the police officer come and handcuff him on the ground without even trying to resuscitate him without even seeing if he was really alive without calling an ambulance without calling for help and to see him die face down in the ground as if he were gunned down like game I believe we all were like thomas and said i all were like Thomas and said I has been one of my most favorite journalists to watch on television but I now have a new found respect for him after reading this book If you are looking for a book that includes thought provoking analysis into how we got to this point in our country then this is the book for you Nobody is painful exhausting and yet uite brilliant If you are a fan of Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates andor The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander then you should definitely add Nobody Casualties of America s War on the Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill to your list to read. 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 somebodyHeralded 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 uestion “how did we get he. This book is exactly what I d wanted lots of data and examples and historical context and ideas about why civil rights are such a hot mess right now This really brings civil rights issues out of the 60s and up to the present being written during the 2016 presidential campaign This covers but goes much deeper than police brutality Take the time Also it s not nearly This covers but goes much deeper than police brutality Take the time Also it s not nearly long as it looks about 45% of the book is footnotes and an index Thank you Dr Hill for thanking the time I liked this book but it did not feel like an original contribution It was devastating and well written but it felt a bit Scattered It Marc Lamont Hill It Marc Lamont Hill a lot of statistics and data along with copious notes to posit that Black people by and large represent the collective Nobody He uses the recent illings of African Americans at the hands of the police to explore the policies and practices that have created and sustain this environment that allows for deadly force by paid officers when confronting the Black citizens of America The book reads like a recent recap of the prominent cases of police misconduct and brutality With the publication of this book Marc seems to be announcing his coming out and claiming space as a public intellectual to be taken serious The book is only 184 pages but serves as an adeuate volley to staking his standing in that influential space The first chapter deals with the Ferguson MO and the murder of Michael Brown with a history of Ferguson and how given that history the events leading to the murder of Brown can only be considered an inevitable clash Chapter two takes us to Balti MD and the Freddie Gray case with a brief look
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the Sandra Bland stop that ultimately led to the loss of her life Ms Bland ending up in jail behind a failure to signal a lane change still baffles the rational mindSo with each chapter he uses a recent case to highlight the particular subject he wants to explore For example chapter four entitled Armed uses the Jordan Davis murder and the tragic Trayvon Martin assassination to talk about the proliferation of guns in the society and the lack of sensible gun laws Funny how in the lates sixties when Black groups were talking about arming themselves to combat police abuse the conservatives and the NRA would have none of it I see no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons That was then CA governor Ronald Reagan in 1967 voicing his opinion In chapter five Caged Marc Hill looks at the prison industrial complex in America and the misapplication of justice Which has often meant Just Us Marc gives us an interesting albeit brief history on how the ethic of punishment changed over time and has morphed into the horrible facilities that currently exist in America todayOverall it isn t a bad book but next time out it would be helpful for Marc Hill to give us some solutions to these various issues that confront the Nobody A way forward from his perspective would have been helpful as a last chapter perhaps As one who remains sufficiently humbled by the power of words I often wonder if others can approach a work such as this one with one perspective and have hisher mind changed based on the information presented I hold out hope that this is a possibility for all fair minded people because ultimately a changed mind will lead to changing actions leading to an improved society where Nobody could one day become somebody and eventually representative of anybody the death of Michael Brown is not merely a throwback to a wounded racial past but also a thoroughly modern event It is not only the repeat of the age old racial divide but also a statement of a relatively new public chasm that has been growing for years This divide is characterized by the demonization and privatization of public services including schools the military prisons and even policing by the growing use of prison as our primary resolution for social contradictions by the degradation and even debasement of the public sphere and all those who would seek to democratically occupy. Named a Best Book of the Year 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” T he New York Times From one of the leading voices on civil rights in America a thoughtful and urgent analysis of recent headline making police brutality cases and the systems and policies that enabled themIn this “thought provoking and important” Library Journal analy.

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It by an almost complete abandonment of the welfare state by a nearly religious reverence for marketized solutions to public problems by the growth of a consumer culture that repeatedly emphasizes the satisfaction of the self over the needs of the community by the corruption of democracy by money and by monied interests what Henry Giroux refers to as totalitarianism with elections by the mockery of a judicial process already tipped in favor of the powerful by the militarization of the police by the acceptance of massive global ineuality by the erasure of those unconnected to the Internet driven modern economy by the loss of faith in the very notion of community and by the shrinking presence of the radical voices values and vision necessary to resist this dark neoliberal momentis what this book is about I read it in one day and think everyone else should read it too especially American voters Not an easy book to read by any stretch of the imagination as it talks about how American society has in many ways both overtly and through state sponsored laws allowed Blacks Latinos the poor the mentally I ll and the LGBT community to become throw away people But an important Book About Racial Social And about racial social and injustice and the ways that we can combat these ineualities I found very little new information in Nobody Casualties of America s War on the Vulnerable but I m still very happy to have read it Written and published before Trump s victory the message in Nobody is even ringing as we cope with the aftermath We are a fractured society but what we re sensing collectively isn t wrong What our current age is hiding istroubling No matter how many politicians try optimistically to mask the fact manufacturing as we have long nown it is over For the disadvantaged this means that the chance of being economically comfortable in one s lifetime is low with an eually bleak forecast for future generations Trump one of the 1% tapped into this deep and well founded insecurity and played the LBJ card of If you can convince the lowest white man he s better than the best colored man he won t notice you re picking his pocket Hell give him somebody to look down on and he ll empty his pockets for you America s long history of racial divisiveness made this strategy a winner for him and no doubt he ll be richer for it The tragedy is that instead of unifying those of us who are losing out from our current global economic model it has pitted us against each other on racial and political lines America has never been ind to people who are different and it has taken us centuries to begin to shift The problem is that we are still only beginning something we lost sight of when Obama was elected As Hill put it Maybe now with a Black man in the White House the American Empire was finally prepared to enter its much desired post racial era in which race would no longer be a central organizing feature of our social world As wrongheaded as the idea was then it seems downright absurd todaygiven the racial cultural and economic divides that continue to starkly define American life well into the twenty first century 25 26 We as people contain implicit biases that color our every interaction unconscious judgements based on clothes speech affects skin color etc These prejudices have been part of America since the beginning and are built into the foundation By pretending otherwise we do a tremendous disservice to communities of color and make it ever impossible for us to make real change to a system that is only benefitting a few The biggest insight that I took from Nobody was that these systems which we live in with their entrenched biases against people OF COLOR AND THE POOR ARE PART OF A color and the poor are part of a that our country and its lawmakers have been having since its inception Nowhere is it writ that things have to be this way but in order to change them we need to be honest with ourselves that we don t live in a land of euality Racism and classism are as alive and well as they always have been and only by acknowledging them can we begin re. Sis 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 MichiganHe digs underneath these events to uncover patterns and policies of authority that allow some citizens become disempowered disenfranchised poor uneducated exploited vulnerable and disposable. Nobody By Marc Lamont Hill