TITLE

WHITE POWER, BLACK CRIME, AND RACIAL POLITICS

AUTHOR(S)
Staples, Robert
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Black Scholar;Winter2011, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the treatment of African Americans by U.S. police, emphasizing the history of racial profiling and discriminatory treatment. It highlights the case of the 2009 arrest of historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in his Cambridge, Massachusetts home. Other topics include ostensible political support for U.S. legal discrimination against minorities in criminal penalties such as capital punishment, the disproportionate imprisonment of minorities for drug and other nonviolent offenses, and police brutality against minority suspects.
ACCESSION #
74291845

 

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