From Black Lives Matter to Bleak House: David Lammy picks the best books about justice

The New Jim Crow, dystopian Dickens and The Secret Barrister … the Labour MP takes in the best books about the legal system

In 2016, the writer and lawyer Michelle Alexander said the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, would come to be seen as a “critical turning point. If it winds up not being a turning point, it will be because we did not do our job.”

Nearly two months on since the death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter has become one of the largest demonstrations in history, but it is still not clear whether a turning point has been reached.

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A New Formation: How Black Footballers Shaped the Modern Game, edited by Calum Jacobs – review

These pieces about players of the present and the past illuminate the racism that blighted the game ...

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