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By Chris Hayes

A Colony in a Nation looks at racial segregation and over policing from a different perspective- not from those who experience it, but from those who implement it. Hayes (who is white) sees this as a problem stemming from white fear, a quest for “law and order” which became safety from the threat of an “other.”  Hayes, who grew up in New York City and has been to places like Ferguson, has seen examples of this first hand and adds personal experience/reflection to the book. However, the book is best when Hayes provides historical analysis, like connecting the words of our founding fathers to the protesters who are tired of what they see as harassment by police. The personal anecdotes may seem out of place for some, but it is a book worth reading.

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