The Darden dilemma: 12 black writers on justice, race, and conflicting loyalties
Explores the stark differences in white and black perceptions of American justice in a collection of essays by twelve eminent African-American writers, scholars, and legal professionals--including Ellis Cose, Anita Hill, and Stanley Crouch. Original.
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The Darden dilemma: 12 black writers on justice, race, and conflicting loyaltiesUser Review - Book Verdict
Cose, a contributing editor at Newsweek magazine, has compiled a book of essays inspired by black prosecutor Christopher Darden's account of his role in the O.J. Simpson trial. The essayists range from Roger Wilkins of George Mason University to Detroit journalist Betty DeRamus. The "dilemma" Darden and other black members of the justice system face is the problem of being an African American working in a system that many in the black community consider racist. Most of the essays are hostile to Darden, seeing him as naive at best and incompetent at worst. All of the articles focus in one way or another on the issue of black crime and imprisonment, with the majority of the authors blaming white racism and hypocrisy for African American overrepresentation in the prison system. Like most "quickie" collections, this one is uneven; it also tends to overstate the case against white America. Recommended for public libraries.--Anthony O. Edmonds, Ball State Univ., Muncie, Ind.
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In the wake of the OJ Simpson trial, Christopher Darden both spoke out publicly and wrote a book about his experience as a black prosecutor and his role in that case. He blamed the mostly black jury ... Read full review
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