Policing The Black Man edited and co-authored by Professor Angela J. Davis argue that inequality, bias, empathy and oppression are major themes dominating the criminal justice system that administer justice for black men and boys. She compiled this anthology of eleven powerful essays that argue black men “are policed and treated worse than their similarly situated white counterparts at every step of the criminal justice system, from arrest through sentencing.”
Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment is filled with staggering statistics about black men in America's criminal justice system. It is a historical overview of African Americans from their arrival in the American colonies as indentured servants in 1619 up through their brutal journey from slavery to freedom in it various forms of oppression; on to the current systemic treatment of black men, boys, women and girls in America's criminal justice system.
This must read book makes strategic recommendations to start implementing new actions now, to prevent the next occurrence that enrages us to the streets before your son, brother, father, husband, uncle and friends are policed to death. JOIN US IN BEGINNING THIS CHANGE ON FEBRUARY 11, 2018 for a panel discussion.
Contributors to this book are:1. A Presumption of Guilt: The Legacy of America's History of Racial Injustice Pg 3, Bryan Stevenson