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Open Season

Legalized Genocide of Colored People

by Ben Crump

On Sale: 10/15/2019

Price: $26.99

Open Season

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Open Season

Legalized Genocide of Colored People

by Ben Crump

On Sale: 10/15/2019

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Price: $26.99

About the Book

The president of the National Bar Association and one of the most distinguished civil rights attorneys working today reflects on the landmark cases he has battled—including representing Trayvon Martin’s family—and offers a disturbing look at how the justice system is used to promote injustice in this memoir and clarion call as shocking and important as First-Year favorites Just Mercy and e New Jim Crow.

Shaped by Crump’s experience handling civil litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the country, Open Season reveals the often hidden and systemic injustices minorities face, and illuminates how discrimination in the courthouse devastates families and communities. Chronicling some of his most memorable legal battles, Crump makes clear how our system is devised for certain people to lose and others to win, and, using evidence and facts, exposes how it is legal to harm—with the intent to destroy—people of color.

Critical Praise

“Benjamin Crump’s work – his research, his voice, his fight – is paramount to the black community. Open Season must occupy a dominant place in the classroom, in libraries, in the workplace, in police training programs. Crump’s masterful voice and expertise of America’s corrupt power structures will alter the hierarchy by which we dangerously abide.”  - Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and New York Times bestselling author of When They Call You a Terrorist

“Ben Crump offers a deft and unflinching expose on America’s treatment of people of color. He charges America to live up to its status as the great “melting pot” by protecting and serving all of its citizens. His passionate voice lifts the true stories of wronged Americans off of the page and emblazoned them onto our hearts. A mouth-gaping read from one of the most steadfast champions for justice of our time.”  -  Kenya Barris, creator of Black-ish

“There is much more to inequality and discrimination than we know, and Crump will open your eyes. Pay attention.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“. . . alarming yet credible account.” - Publishers Weekly

“. . . deeply disturbing account of how the justice system is used to maintain a system of inequality and justify the murder of black Americans.” - Book Riot

"Ben Crump is a warrior on the front lines of the war for social justice.  These notes from the legal battlefield of civil rights pushes us beyond lazy presumptions of where we are as a society to the hard truths of what we have achieved and how far we still have to go.”   - Reginald Hudlin, writer, director, and producer

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062375094
  • ISBN 10: 0062375091
  • Imprint: Amistad
  • On Sale: 10/15/2019
  • Trimsize: 6.000 in (w) x 9.000 in (h) x 0.930 in (d)
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: $26.99
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
  • BISAC2 : LAW / Civil Rights
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Lawyers & Judges