The Condemnation of Blackness

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Harvard University Press, Feb 15, 2010 - History - 380 pages
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Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, this fascinating book reveals the influence such ideas have had on urban development and social policies.
 

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Contents

The Racial Data Revolution
15
Racial Criminalization
35
The Limits of Racial Liberalism
88
White and Black Reformers
146
Politics and Prejudice in
192
Jim Crow Justice in the Urban North
226
The Conundrum of Criminality
269
Acknowledgments
369
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Khalil Gibran Muhammad is Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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