Abolition: Further Resources

The Abolitionist Reading Group was a healing virtual space, where participants and facilitators were able to share further resources with each other. The list below is a combination of people, organizations, interviews, and articles all dedicated to furthering efforts towards abolition. We hope these resources are useful to you. 


The Algorithmic Ecology: An Abolitionist Tool for Organizing Against Algorithms

Jennifer L. Eberhardt, “Looking Deathworthy: Perceived Stereotypicality of Black Defendants Predicts Capital-Sentencing Outcomes,” Cornell Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series, no. 5 (May 2006).

Nicole Hannah-Jones, “What Is Owed,” New York Times Magazine (June 2020)

German Lopez, “Jury nullification: how jurors can stop unfair and racist laws in the courtroom,” Vox (May 2016)

Paul Butler, “Racially Based Jury Nullification: Black Power in the Criminal Justice System,” The Yale Law Journal, no. 677 (1995)

"The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction" by Ursula K. Le Guin

"On Community" by Alicia Kennedy 

"Trial by Machine" by Andrea Roth

Dred Scott v. Sandford (Supreme Court of United States 1857)

Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, third edition, Equal Justice Initiative, 2017

Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection: A Continuing Legacy, Equal Justice Initiative, 2019

Mariame Kaba, “Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police,” New York Times (June 2020)

INCITE! Critical Resistance Statement



Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha 

Dr. Joy DeGruy 



Data 4 Black Lives

Algorithmic Justice League

Detroit Community Technology Project

Restorative Justice at Transform Harm

Black and Pink  

Equal Justice Initiative



Death Penalty info (state by state) 



Building Accountable Communities,” Barnard Center for Research on Women 

Conversation between American Artist and Rashida Richardson


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