A Colony in a Nation

Chris Hayes, host of All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC and best-selling author of Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy (2012) uses journalistic field work and historical research to present a cogent argument that America is, and has been since the colonial era and revolutionary war, a deliberately divided county--the Nation made up of predominently white, affluent citizens who follow the rule of law, and the Colony, made up of mostly urban black and brown people at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, places that must be kept orderly by an occupying force. He posits that "white fear" has kept this system in place over the course of American history, and has fueled the mass incarceration we witness today. Given that we have the highest incarceration rate in the world which continues to increase despite a declining crime rate, Hayes attempts to unravel this social justice mess and propose some enlightened solutions.

A colony in a nationBy Hayes, Christopher L.,

"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 groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went to badly awry." -Ta-Nehisi Coates, from the jacket

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