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The Resource The condemnation of blackness : race, crime, and the making of modern urban America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The condemnation of blackness : race, crime, and the making of modern urban America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad

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The condemnation of blackness : race, crime, and the making of modern urban America
Title
The condemnation of blackness
Title remainder
race, crime, and the making of modern urban America
Statement of responsibility
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Title variation
Race, crime, and the making of modern urban America
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Idea of Black Criminality was crucial to the making of modern urban America. Khalil Gibran Muhammad chronicles how, when, and why modern notions of black people as an exceptionally dangerous race of criminals first emerged. Well known are the lynch mobs and racist criminal justice practices in the South that stoked white fears of black crime and shaped the contours of the New South. In this illuminating book, Muhammad shifts our attention to the urban North as a crucial but overlooked site for the production and dissemination of those ideas and practices. Following the 1890 census - the first to measure the generation of African Americans born after slavery - crime statistics, new migration and immigration trends, and symbolic references to America as the promised land were woven into a cautionary tale about the exceptional threat black people posed to modern urban society. Excessive arrest rates and overrepresentation in northern prisons were seen by many whites - liberals and conservatives, northerners and southerners - as indisputable proof of blacks' inferiority. What else but pathology could explain black failure in the land of opportunity? Social scientists and reformers used crime statistics to mask and excuse anti-black racism, violence, and discrimination across the nation, especially in the urban North. The Condemnation of Blackness is the most thorough historical account of the enduring link between blackness and criminality in the making of modern urban America. It is a startling examination of why the echoes of America's Jim Crow past continue to resonate in 'color-blind' crime rhetoric today"--Jacket
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DLC
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1972-
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Muhammad, Khalil Gibran
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Crime and race
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Hate crimes
  • Racism
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Crime and race
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Hate crimes
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
The condemnation of blackness : race, crime, and the making of modern urban America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 380 pages
Isbn
9780674062115
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009014930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)318970547
Label
The condemnation of blackness : race, crime, and the making of modern urban America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 380 pages
Isbn
9780674062115
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009014930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)318970547

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