It is that time of semester again! It is time to raffle off another FREE social justice education book for your office or personal library!
Our raffle giveaways are hosted through the company, Rafflecopter (the box below). This allows us to randomly select a winner for the raffle! To enter, please log in using the box below either with your Facebook log in or your email address. Then, you will be instructed to complete two actions: (1) “Visit” JPHigherEd’s Facebook Page; and (2) announce your participation through a Twitter post on your page (we already created it for you)! By completing these two actions, you will be entered into the drawing! At the end of the raffle, if you are the winner, we will contact you to obtain a work address so we can send you your new book!
The Free Book of the Month:
The book that we will be raffling off for the remainder of this month is “Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond” by Marc Lamont Hill.
Please take a look at the description of this book provided by Amazon (a longer description is available via Amazon):
“Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. We’ve heard the individual stories. Now a leading public intellectual and acclaimed journalist offers a powerful, paradigm-shifting analysis of America’s current state of emergency, finding in these events a larger and more troubling truth about race, class, and what it means to be “Nobody.”
In Nobody, scholar and journalist Marc Lamont Hill presents a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of race and class by examining a growing crisis in America: the existence of a group of citizens who are made vulnerable, exploitable and disposable through the machinery of unregulated capitalism, public policy, and social practice. These are the people considered “Nobody” in contemporary America. Through on-the-ground reporting and careful research, Hill shows how this Nobody class has emerged over time and how forces in America have worked to preserve and exploit it in ways that are both humiliating and harmful.”
Last Month’s Winner:
Join us in congratulating the last winner: Jillian Sturdivant! Jillian was awesome enough to send us a picture of their new book, “Normal Life” by dean spade via Twitter (check it out below)!