Sunday, November 18, 2012

99 Problems and The New Jim Crow

I recently picked The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness for my book club (and it's very interesting - you should read it) and then I came by this: JAY-Z’S 99 PROBLEMS, VERSE 2: A CLOSE READING WITH FOURTH AMENDMENT GUIDANCE FOR COPS AND PERPS by Caleb Mason (which is also interesting [plus entertaining] - you should read it).

They both reference similar and key Supreme Court decisions which have led to exactly what cops can and can't do regarding the 4th Amendment.


  1. Sounds good, and it's also available in audiobook. This reminds me of the PBS special, Slavery by Another Name (something I recommend if you've not seen it). Lastly, I urge a look at Troy D. Smith's Barack Obama, Race in America, and the Significance of 2012. Thanks for the heads up, Rachel.

  2. Thanks, Michael! I am always looking for books on this subject.