The Book

“This book is revolutionary.”
— Matt Ferner, Editor-in-Chief at The Appeal

N*gga Theory shows mass incarceration is not just cell blocks brimming with black bodies. It’s a pervasive and deep-seated way of talking and thinking about morality, law, and politics in matters of blame and punishment; it’s a punitive impulse and retributive urge that runs so strong and deep in most Americans that taming it will take a revolution in consciousness.

The book frames a transformational new way of thinking about guilt and innocence, words and symbols, social perceptions and moral judgments, and the political power of the performing arts to humanize and rally support for America’s most maligned and marginalized citizens.

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