"An essential and groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry." —Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me
In A Colony in a Nation, New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Chris Hayes ’01 upends the national conversation on policing and democracy. Drawing on wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis, as well as deeply personal experiences with law enforcement, Hayes contends that our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, the law is venerated. In the Colony, fear and order undermine civil rights. With great empathy, Hayes seeks to understand this systemic divide, examining its ties to racial inequality, the omnipresent threat of guns, and the dangerous and unfortunate results of choices made by fear.
Professor Tricia Rose ’93 Ph.D., Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, will interview Hayes and facilitate the conversation. Audience participation is invited.
Light breakfast reception to precede the event from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. Book sale, signing, and light reception to follow.
Co-sponsored by the A. Alfred Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy.