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White men's law the roots of systemic racism

Author: Peter H Irons
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2022]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thirty lashes, well laid on" -- "Dem was hard times, Sho' Nuff" -- "Beings Of an inferior order" -- "Fighting for white supremacy" -- "The foul odors of blacks" -- "Negroes plan to kill all whites" -- "Intimate contact with negro men" -- "I thanked got right there and then" -- "War against the constitution" -- "Two cities : one white, the other black" -- "All blacks are angry" -- "The basic minimal skills" --
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Irons, Peter
White men's law
New York, NY ; Oxford University Press, [2022]
Online-Ausgabe
(DLC)2021043148
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Irons
ISBN: 9780190914943 0190914947
OCLC Number: 1289624642
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Peter Irons.

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"Thirty lashes, well laid on" -- "Dem was hard times, Sho' Nuff" -- "Beings Of an inferior order" -- "Fighting for white supremacy" -- "The foul odors of blacks" -- "Negroes plan to kill all whites" -- "Intimate contact with negro men" -- "I thanked got right there and then" -- "War against the constitution" -- "Two cities : one white, the other black" -- "All blacks are angry" -- "The basic minimal skills" -- Epilogue : "rooting out systemic racism".

"White Men's Law recounts and explores the legal and extra-legal means by which systemic white racism has kept Black Americans "in their place" from slavery to police and vigilante killings of Black men and women, from 1619 to the present. The book argues that African Americans have always been held back by systemic racism in all major institutions-especially the legal and educational systems-that hold power over them. Based on a wide range of sources, from the painful words of former slaves to Supreme Court decisions to test scores that reveal how our education system has failed Black children, the book examines the various ways White racists justify and perpetuate their superior position in American society. The book is framed around the lynching of Rubin Stacy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1935. An illiterate black farmhand, Stacy was accused of assaulting a white woman and was lynched by a deputy sheriff and a mob that fired 17 bullets into his lifeless body. White Men's Law poses a critical question: What historical forces preceded and followed this and thousands more lynchings that show the damaging-and often deadly-impact of systemic racism on Black Americans? After recounting struggles over racism from the first shipment of slaves to colonial Virginia until the present, it concludes with a look at efforts by President Joe Biden to "root out systemic racism" in both public and private institutions, and the barriers they face from entrenched racism in those institutions"

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