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Title:
African-American males and the U.S. justice system of marginalization : a national tragedy
Author:
Weatherspoon, Floyd D., 1951-
Publication Information:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Pivot, 2014.
Physical Description:
viii, 122 pages ; .23 cm
Summary:
"African-American Males and the US Justice System of Marginalization provides an overview of the economic and social status of African-American males in America, which continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Weatherspoon posits that in every American institutional system, from birth to death, the journey of African-American males to achieve racial justice and equity in this country is ignored, marginalized, and exploited. The American justice system, in particular, has permitted and in some cases sanctioned the marginalization of African-American males as full citizens. Weatherspoon examines the idea that African-American males are disproportionately represented in every aspect of the criminal justice system, and that the marginalization of African-American males in America has a long and treacherous history that continues to negatively impact their economic, political, and social status"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: -- 1.Stereotypical Biases Against African-American Males2.Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System3.Civil Justice System and Other Institutional Systems4.Conclusion.
ISBN:
9781137411662
Format :
Book

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African-American Males and the US Justice System of Marginalization provides an overview of the economic and social status of African-American males in America, which continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Weatherspoon posits that in every American institutional system, from birth to death, the journey of African-American males to achieve racial justice and equity in this country is ignored, marginalized, and exploited. The American justice system, in particular, has permitted and in some cases sanctioned the marginalization of African-American males as full citizens. Weatherspoon examines the idea that African-American males are disproportionately represented in every aspect of the criminal justice system, and that the marginalization of African-American males in America has a long and treacherous history that continues to negatively impact their economic, political, and social status.


Author Notes

Floyd Weatherspoon is Professor of Law at Capital University Law School, USA. He is nationally recognized as a leading scholar on the status of African-American males and has served as a Commissioner and Vice-Chairman of the Ohio Commission on African-American Males.


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