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Race and justice : Rodney King and O.J. Simpson in a house divided

Author: Jewelle Taylor Gibbs
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the racial inequality, discrimination, and mistreatment of African-Americans nationwide and particularly of males in Los Angeles, using the cases of Rodney King and O.J. Simpson as examples.
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Genre/Form: Trial and arbitral proceedings
Trials, litigation, etc
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Gibbs, Jewelle Taylor.
Race and justice.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1996
(OCoLC)604901249
Named Person: Rodney King; O J Simpson; Rodney King; O J Simpson; Rodney King
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jewelle Taylor Gibbs
ISBN: 0787902640 9780787902643
OCLC Number: 34669460
Description: xx, 348 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Part one: Rodney King --
Los Angeles: from Watts to South Central --
Rodney King: Gentle giant or gorilla in the mist? --
The color of justice, I: The trial, the victim, the verdict --
Days of rage: No justice, no peace --
Two commissions and three trials: Community conflict and concepts of justice --
Part two: O.J. Simpson --
O.J. Simpson: The man, the myth, the marriage --
The crime, the chase, the arrest --
The people v. O.J. Simpson: The trial begins --
Ambushing the prosecution: Playing the race card --
The color of justice, II: The verdict, the response, the aftermath --
Part three: Race and justice --?Bad blood?: Conspiracy theories and the black community --
A house divided: Healing the wound, restoring the dream --
Appendix A: Research note --
Appendix B: People interviewed.
Responsibility: Jewelle Taylor Gibbs ; foreword by Cornel West.
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This work examines the Rodney King and O.J. Simpson trials to show that the issue of race was at the heart of both of these cases. Given the racial and ethnic composition of the two juries, it  Read more...

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"Gibbs' book, an in-depth analysis of the Rodney King and O.J.Simpson cases, is bold, courageous scholarship. Penned by atalented clinical psychologist, the study rises abovesuperficiality and even Read more...

 
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