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Crump, Benjamin

Summary: "[Ben Crump] shows that there is a persistent, prevailing, and destructive mindset regarding colored people that is rooted in our history as a slave-owning nation. This biased attitude has given rise to mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, unequal educational opportunities, disparate health care practices, job and housing discrimination, police brutality, and an unequal justice...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CRUMP, BENJAMIN CRU

Ifill, Sherrilyn A.

Summary: This blisteringly candid discussion of the American dilemma in the age of Trump brings together the head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the former attorney general of the United States, a bestselling author and death penalty lawyer, and a star professor for an honest conversation the country desperately needs to hear. Drawing on their collective decades of work on civil rights issues as well...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2018

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Hayes, Christopher

Summary: "An Emmy Award-winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author argues that there are really two Americas--a Colony and a Nation,"--NoveList.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 HAY

Stevenson, Bryan

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Contents: Introduction: Higher ground -- Mockingbird players -- Stand -- Trials and tribulation -- The old rugged cross -- Of the coming of John -- Surely doomed -- Justice denied -- All God's children -- I'm here -- Mitigation -- I'll fly away -- Mother, mother -- Recovery -- Cruel and unusual -- Broken -- The stonecatchers' song of sorrow -- Epilogue.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 345 Stevenson

Forman, James

Summary: "An original and consequential argument about race, crime, and the law. Today, Americans are debating our criminal justice system with new urgency. Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics -- and their impact on people of color -- are feeding outrage and a consensus that something must be done. But what if we only know half the story? In Locking Up Our Own, the Yale legal scholar and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 FOR

Nielson, Erik

Summary: "A groundbreaking exposé about the alarming use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence to convict and incarcerate young men of color"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.73 NIE

Smith, Mychal Denzel

Summary: "We are better than this" has been the rallying cry since Donald Trump was elected. But as New York Times-bestselling author Mychal Denzel Smith shows, Americans are too comfortable imagining our greatness. We like to believe in the rightness of our path and the inevitability of choosing our better angels. But historically, we've only come close to living up to the ideals we profess after we've...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 SMI

Hayes, Christopher

Summary: "America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure-- wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation-- reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first 'law and order' president." Hayes examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364 HAY

Allen, Danielle S.

Summary: The author relates how her cousin was imprisoned at the age of fifteen for attempted carjacking and how she took him in upon his release, only to lose him to the deadly streets of South Central L.A.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALLEN, MICHAEL ALEXANDER ALL

Summary: "A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation's most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars. Policing the Black Man explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 POL

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Publisher / Publication Date: Routledge 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365 PRI

King, Gilbert

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Summary: "A small town. A big secret. In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a 'husky Negro' did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white nineteen-year-old. Soon Jesse is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 KIN

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