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."
Protests in Ferguson, Missouri and across the United States following the death of Michael Brown revealed something far deeper than a passionate display of age-old racial frustrations. They unveiled a public chasm that has been growing for years, as America has consistently and intentionally denied significant segments of its population access to full freedom and prosperity.