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Racism, African Americans, and Social Justice

ISBN-10: 074254348X

ISBN-13: 9780742543485

Edition: 2005

Authors: Rudolph Alexander, Rudolph Alexander

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This book provides historical and statistical data outlining injustices against African Americans in the juvenile justice system, the criminal justice system, affirmative action in colleges and universities, reparations, economics, and employment discrimination. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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List price: $104.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/14/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Carolyn Calloway-Thomas is an associate professor and director of the Preparing Future Faculty program in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. She is coauthor of Intercultural Communication: A Text with Readings (2007) and Intercultural Communication: Roots and Routes (1999) , and coeditor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Sermonic Power of Public Discourse (1993). Her teaching and research areas are intercultural communication, public dialogue in America, civic engagement, pedagogy, and communication in black America. In 2007, Professor Calloway-Thomas was invited to participate in the Oxford Round Table conference on diversity and public policy at Oxford University in England. Her national awards include a Ford Postdoctoral fellowship, a Fulbright scholarship to Nigeria, West Africa , a Carnegie scholarship, the National Communication Association's Robert J. Kibler award, and the Distinguished Alumni award from Grambling State University. She holds a B. S. degree from Grambling College, an M.A. degree from University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. degree from Indiana University.Carolyn Calloway-Thomas is an associate professor and director of the Preparing Future Faculty program in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. She is coauthor of Intercultural Communication: A Text with Readings (2007) and Intercultural Communication: Roots and Routes (1999) , and coeditor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Sermonic Power of Public Discourse (1993). Her teaching and research areas are intercultural communication, public dialogue in America, civic engagement, pedagogy, and communication in black America. In 2007, Professor Calloway-Thomas was invited to participate in the Oxford Round Table conference on diversity and public policy at Oxford University in England. Her national awards include a Ford Postdoctoral fellowship, a Fulbright scholarship to Nigeria, West Africa , a Carnegie scholarship, the National Communication Association's Robert J. Kibler award, and the Distinguished Alumni award from Grambling State University. She holds a B. S. degree from Grambling College, an M.A. degree from University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. degree from Indiana University.Rudolph Alexander, Jr. is a professor and the Director of the BSSW Program at the Ohio State University.

Preface
African Americans and Justice: An Introduction
Explanations of Justice, Social Justice, and Economic Justice
Attitudes of Whites about African Americans near the End of Slavery and After Slavery
The Use of Law to Oppress African Americans
Capricious Interpretation of Laws and Leadership: Role of the Court
Justice in the Criminal Courts
The Relevance of the Past to the Present
African Americans and Higher Education
Historical Review
Race, Admission, and the Courts: Keeping African Americans Out, Part I
The Creation of Affirmative Action
Race, Admission, and the Courts: Discriminating against Whites or Keeping African Americans Out, Part II
A Critique of the Critics of Affirmative Action in Education
Lack of Focus on Affirmative Action for Whites
African American Juveniles and the Justice System
The Fallacy of Leniency toward Juveniles and Particularly African American Juveniles
A More Contemporary Analysis of African American Juveniles in the Justice System
African Americans, Maltreatment, and Law Enforcement
Background of the Problem
Excessive Force
Racial Profiling, Stops, and Their Effects
Consequences of Excessive Force and maltreatment
African Americans and the Military
African Americans' Participation in the Service during the Colonial Period
African Americans in the Military Post-Civil War
Violence against African American Soldiers: 1900s to World War II
Current Controversies: African Americans' Deaths from Conflicts, the Return of the Draft, and Jessica Lynch and Shoshana Johnson
Reflections and Analyses of African Americans in the Military Presently
African Americans and Economic Discrimination
Discrimination in the Acquisition of Real Property: Racially Restricted Covenants
African Americans and the Taking of Property
Violent Land Taking
Coercive Land Taking
"Legal" Land Taking
Discrimination in Mortgage Lending
Discrimination in Insurance
Discrimination in Automobile Lending
African Americans and Reparations
Definition of Reparations and the Restitution Principle
Contemporary Precedents for African Americans Receiving Reparations
Arguments against and for Reparations for African Americans
Philosophical Arguments against Reparations
Philosophical Arguments in Support of Reparations
Further Observations and Arguments Overlooked Regarding Reparations
Attempts at Legal Redress for Descendants of African American Slaves in the Courts
African Americans, Employment Discrimination, and Legal Justice
Legal Standards for Employment Discrimination
Illustrations of the Use of the McDonnell Douglas Standard
Differential Outcomes in Discrimination Cases
Differential Adoption of Statistics in Discrimination Cases
African Americans and Justice: Summary and Conclusions
References
Index