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Black Silent Majority The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment

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ISBN-10: 0674743997

ISBN-13: 9780674743991

Edition: 2015

Authors: Michael Javen Fortner

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Often seen as a political sop to the racial fears of white voters, aggressive policing and draconian sentencing for illegal drug possession and related crimes have led to the imprisonment of millions of African Americans far in excess of their representation in the population as a whole. Michael Javen Fortner shows in this eye-opening account that these punitive policies also enjoyed the support of many working-class and middle-class blacks, who were angry about decline and disorder in their communities. "Black Silent Majority "uncovers the role African Americans played in creating today s system of mass incarceration.Current anti-drug policies are based on a set of controversial laws first…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/28/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.05" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Michael Javen Fortner is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York.