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Convicted in the Womb

Convicted in the Womb

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Written by Carl UpchurchAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Carl Upchurch

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
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  • Publisher: Bantam
  • On Sale: August 4, 1997
  • Price: $17.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-37520-6 (0-553-37520-2)
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Convicted in the Womb is an explosive look at racial injustice in America. Carl Upchurch, executive director of the Council for Urban Peace and Justice, organizer of the landmark Gang Summit — former felon, tells of how he overcame a youth that epitomized the tragedy of inner-city America to become a highly effective and well-respected civil rights activist.

Upchurch maintains that as long as children are born into the self-imposed slavery he defines as "niggerization"—without hope, believing that they are inferior, lacking self-respect—the cycle of poverty, drug abuse, and violence will never be broken.

"A provocative memoir of life as an enemy of society--Upchurch has become a thinker and social critic well worth paying attention to."--Kirkus Reviews