By Frankie Y. Bailey,Alice P. Green
Shared racial and cultural stories and the collective reminiscence of these reports play very important roles in opting for the responses of African american citizens to problems with crime and violence. by way of reading American historical past throughout the prism of African American adventure, this quantity presents a framework for figuring out modern concerns concerning crime and justice, together with the much-discussed hole among how blacks and whites understand the equity of the felony justice approach. Following a thesis provided via W.E.B. Du Bois in regards to African American responses to oppression, the authors argue that responses by way of African american citizens to problems with crime and justice have taken 3 major forms--resistance, lodging, and self-determination. those responses are concerning efforts via African american citizens to carve out social and mental area for themselves and to discover their position in America.