A Colony in a Nation

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.4 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
ris Hayes is a dating and relationships writer who has spent the better part of two decades reading and studying books on relationships, design of man, design of woman, personalities, faith, leadership, purpose, and the power of positive attitudes to make an impact on people's lives.
A timely and impassioned argument for social justice.
Chris Hayes' ominous account of what's ailing America... [offers a] rare view into a wide racial and class cross-section of society.--Ryan Cooper
This readable and thoughtful work... is especially insightful.--William D. Pederson
Writing with clarity, intelligence, and compassion, Hayes deftly illuminates the complex state of affairs that has evolved since the 1960s civil rights protests, and resulted in the current backlash.--Carol Haggas
An up-to-date (and masterfully interwoven) blend of statistics, history, and analysis.--Peter C. Baker
Hayes doesn't shy away from exposing bias where he finds it, which makes this passionate and well-researched account a compelling entry in the growing literature of social injustice.--Geoff McKenzie
Hayes is a forceful and eloquent writer.... He offers a clear and useful framework for understanding the current dysfunctions of American society. It's a brilliant diagnosis, [and] more urgent than ever.--Nick Romeo
Terrific and really important.--Rebecca Traister
The first significant theorization on race of the Trump era.... Hayes has a particular talent for examining rather unflinchingly our national ills.--Matthew Pulver
Hayes's forceful analysis...compel[s] readers to wrestle with some very tough questions about the nature of American democracy and its deep roots in racism, inequality and punishment."--Khalil Gibran Muhammad
A major book, vital for our survival as a nation.--Charles R. Larson
A thorough exploration of how the 'tough on crime' ideology leaves poor isolated minority populations living under a different set of laws.--Patrick Sauer
A Colony in a Nation reminds us that fear of the other, when weaponized and mechanized by the state, usually makes things worse. That's a lesson Americans of every color would do well to remember.--Eric Liu
A Colony in a Nation is a highly original analysis of America's arbitrary and erratic criminal justice system. Indeed, by Hayes's lights, the system is not erratic at all--it treats one group of Americans as citizens, and another as the colonized. This is an essential and ground-breaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry.--Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me