Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Reading is Sexy: "No More Prisions" William "Upski" Wimsatt

Rasta Dave

"No More Prisons" by William "Upski" Wimsatt, is one of my favorite books. The first time I picked up this book I was 15 years old, and it was the first time I felt like I was being told the truth. Many of the social study books I was being given at school, only reflected one side of history; the rich Anglo-saxon story. Even as a young middle class mixed kid I knew that there were pieces missing, and I was searching for answers as to why all my high school was talking about was cutting art based classes and sports.  I couldn't understand why the school wouldn't want to invest in their students. "No More Prisons," connected the dots for me, giving me a larger perspective of where the system had come from and where it was heading.  

I loved this book because "Upski" didn't shy away from his privilege as a middle/ upper middle class white guy,  his integrity relied on facts. I definitely still recommend this book to any one and would love to see it being taught it schools.

Please listen to the youtube link below, it's an excerpt from "No More Prisons"


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