• Denny Müller

    Book Review: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander Of all of the books I have read in 2018, The New Jim Crow was the most important one. Often I am blind to my own privilege in life, but I’ve been striving to not only become aware of my privilege but to be able to use my position for good when I can. In her book, Michelle describes three stages of mass, government-sanctioned racist policies. Slavery, the Jim Crow Era, and Mass Incarceration. Until recently, because I was taught that “being colorblind” was correct, I often ignored why the majority of incarcerated people where black…

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    Book Review: Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans

    Searching for Sunday was the first book of 2018 that I read. I’ve purposely avoided anything Christian for a few years. However, I found myself longing for the sense of purpose I felt when I was “all in” on evangelical Christianity. I graduated from the same college as Rachel, and have felt a connection as I find so many similarities in our stories. While this book isn’t related to LGBT+ issues directly, it certainly touches on these topics as Rachel navigates the lose and finding of her faith – something I’m still in the middle of. This is now the third book by Rachel that I’ve read: every one digs closer…