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Police brutality / by Ruth, Michael(Book editor),editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Police brutality; Discrimination in law enforcement; Police; Police-community relations;
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The Algiers Motel incident / by Hersey, John,1914-1993.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages xix-xx).Introduction: John Hersey and the tragedy of race / Thomas J. Sugrue -- The odor of a case: July 26-31 -- Three cops and three days: July 23-5 -- Auburey and his circle -- Confession: July 31 -- The Algiers Motel incident: July 25-6 -- Aftermath: July 31 and after.Thirty years ago, three black men were killed and nine other people brutally beaten by, as John Hersey describes it , an "aggregate of Detroit police, Michigan State Troopers, National Guardsmen, and private guards who had been directed to the scene." Responding to a telephoned report of sniping, the police group invaded the Algiers Motel and interrogated ten black men and two white women, none of whom were armed, for an hour. By the time the interrogators left, three men had been shot to death and the others, including the women, beaten.
Subjects: Riots; Police brutality; Police shootings; Race discrimination; Discrimination in law enforcement;
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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black liberation / by Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-256) and index.Introduction : Black awakening in Obama's America -- A culture of racism -- From civil rights to colorblind -- Black faces in high places -- The double standard of justice -- Barack Obama : the end of an illusion -- Black Lives Matter : a movement, not a moment -- From #BlackLivesMatter to Black liberation."Activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation."--Publisher information.
Subjects: Black lives matter movement.; African Americans; Racism; Racial profiling in law enforcement; Discrimination in criminal justice administration.; Social movements; African Americans; African Americans; Police brutality; Police misconduct; Race discrimination; Post-racialism; Obama, Barack;
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The history of policing America : from militias and military to the law enforcement of today / by French, Laurence,1941-;
Includes bibliographical references and index."America's first known system of law enforcement was established more than 350 years ago. Today law enforcement faces issues such as racial discrimination, use of force, and Body Worn Camera (BWC) scrutiny. But the birth and development of the American police can be traced to a multitude of historical, legal and political-economic conditions. [This book] traces how and why law enforcement agencies evolved and became permanent agencies; looking logically through history and offering potential steps forward that could make a difference without triggering unconstructive backlash."--
Subjects: Law enforcement; Police;
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Multiculturalism and the criminal justice system / by Hanser, Robert D.; Gomila, Michael,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Criminal justice, Administration of; Multiculturalism; Discrimination in criminal justice administration;
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Profiling and criminal justice in America : a reference handbook / by Bumgarner, Jeffrey B.;
Includes bibliographical references and index."Seven of ten African American men between the ages of 18 and 34 believe they have been victims of an insidious form of discrimination: racial profiling. Are they right? Or rather, is profiling a legitimate, fair, and effective law enforcement tool? This unique handbook examines the history behind racial, gender, and religious profiling, charts its guiding philosophies, surveys supporting legal doctrines and legislation, and presents the arguments pro and con. It focuses on profiling by police, prosecutors, and judges; federal and state civil rights laws; key legal cases and studies; and more. Whether one wishes to explore racial profiling by state troopers in New Jersey, the identification of serial killers by the FBI, or the screening of potential terrorists by airport security, this is the book to consult. Features: Includes a chronology of key events in American criminal justice including discussions of key court cases, developments in criminal procedure, the development of sentencing guidelines, civil rights milestones, and examples of court-sanctioned profiling such as the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II; Includes brief biographies of key people such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Douglas, Jesse Jackson, and Janet Reno." -- Publisher's website.
Subjects: Criminal justice, Administration of; Racial profiling in law enforcement;
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The American Bar Association guide to workplace law / by Fick, Barbara J.; American Bar Association.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.1. How law affects the workplace : from government regulation to private agreements -- 2. The antidiscrimination principle : don't let discrimination affect you at work -- 3. Beginning the hiring process : qualifications and job ads -- 4. Selecting the right employee : interviews, tests, and more -- 5. The law on wages, hours, and benefits : what the law requires -- 6. Employer policies on wages, hours, and benefits : information about contracts, handbooks, and pensions -- 7. Time off from work : leaves for sickness, military service, and other reasons -- 8. Terms and conditions of employment : rules governing the workplace -- 9. Monitoring and surveillance : big brother may be watching you type -- 10. Employee discipline : investigating employee misconduct -- 11. Ending the employment relationship involuntarily : what you need to know about firing and layoffs -- 12. Ending the employment relationship voluntarily : the lowdown on retiring and quitting -- 13. Unions in the workplace : the rights of both employees and employers -- 14. Government employment : civil service, constitutional protections, and other special features -- 15. Enforcing workplace rights : some guidelines for resolving workplace problems -- 16. Where do you go from here? : how to find more information -- Appendix I. Defining the terms found in federal law -- Appendix II. Labor and employment laws.
Subjects: Labor laws and legislation;
© c2006., Random House Reference,
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Racism in America : a reference handbook / by Foy, Steven L.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Preface -- 1. Background and history. Introduction ; The origins of American racism ; Institutional venues of racism ; Conclusion ; References -- 2. Problems, controversies, and solutions. Acknowledging the past and recognizing the presence of racism in America ; Land, labor, and the maintenance of the status quo revisited ; Institutional venues of racism revisited ; Working toward solutions ; References -- 3. Perspectives. The perils of racial progress narratives / Victor Ray ; Racism and the media landscape in the United States / Sahar D. Sattarzadeh and Matthew W. Hughey ; Law enforcement and immigration enforcement in the Rio Grande Valley / Efrén C. Olivares ; Reclaiming the city : racial gentrification as urban policy / Louise Seamster ; The normalcy of legitimized racism against indigenous peoples / Dwanna L. McKay ; Beyond DACA : why the immigration battle must be fought for the 11 million / Catalina Adorno Castillo ; White dog, yellow mother / Alison Ho ; The cost of silence / A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez -- 4. Profiles. American Civil Liberties Union ; Black Lives Matter ; Black Panther Party for Self-Defense ; Ku Klux Klan ; Nation of Islam ; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ; The Sentencing Project ; Southern Christian Leadership Conference ; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee ; United Farm Workers' Movement ; References -- 5. Data and documents -- 6. Resources -- 7. Chronology -- Glossary."This book explains how race, once a differentiating factor, became a major basis for stratification in America that pervaded scientific thought, religious doctrine, governmental policy, and the patterned actions of decision-makers in all sectors of social life. Racism in America: A Reference Handbook diverges from the typical focus of accounts of racism on interpersonal prejudice and discrimination to situate racism within structural processes to demonstrate the systematic nature of racial discrimination. Racial progress, though notable, has largely addressed symptoms of the racialized social system rather than tackling the ways in which the system is inherently patterned to benefit whites. This book provides evidence that racial discrimination is not an occasional decision made by individuals. The book provides readers with a background and history of race in America; a thorough treatment of the problems, controversies, and solutions related to race; a perspectives section including essays from experts in a variety of related fields; profiles of important people and organizations; and a section dedicated to data and documents. Its organizational strategy benefits the reader, first explaining core concepts and providing context for racism in America before moving into more specific applications in the work of relevant experts and providing directions for further study."-- Publisher's description.
Subjects: Racism;
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Racism in America : a reference handbook / by Foy, Steven L.,author.;
Preface -- 1. Background and history. Introduction ; The origins of American racism ; Institutional venues of racism ; Conclusion ; References -- 2. Problems, controversies, and solutions. Acknowledging the past and recognizing the presence of racism in America ; Land, labor, and the maintenance of the status quo revisited ; Institutional venues of racism revisited ; Working toward solutions ; References -- 3. Perspectives. The perils of racial progress narratives / Victor Ray ; Racism and the media landscape in the United States / Sahar D. Sattarzadeh and Matthew W. Hughey ; Law enforcement and immigration enforcement in the Rio Grande Valley / Efrén C. Olivares ; Reclaiming the city : racial gentrification as urban policy / Louise Seamster ; The normalcy of legitimized racism against indigenous peoples / Dwanna L. McKay ; Beyond DACA : why the immigration battle must be fought for the 11 million / Catalina Adorno Castillo ; White dog, yellow mother / Alison Ho ; The cost of silence / A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez -- 4. Profiles. American Civil Liberties Union ; Black Lives Matter ; Black Panther Party for Self-Defense ; Ku Klux Klan ; Nation of Islam ; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ; The Sentencing Project ; Southern Christian Leadership Conference ; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee ; United Farm Workers' Movement ; References -- 5. Data and documents -- 6. Resources -- 7. Chronology -- Glossary."This book explains how race, once a differentiating factor, became a major basis for stratification in America that pervaded scientific thought, religious doctrine, governmental policy, and the patterned actions of decision-makers in all sectors of social life. Racism in America: A Reference Handbook diverges from the typical focus of accounts of racism on interpersonal prejudice and discrimination to situate racism within structural processes to demonstrate the systematic nature of racial discrimination. Racial progress, though notable, has largely addressed symptoms of the racialized social system rather than tackling the ways in which the system is inherently patterned to benefit whites. This book provides evidence that racial discrimination is not an occasional decision made by individuals. The book provides readers with a background and history of race in America; a thorough treatment of the problems, controversies, and solutions related to race; a perspectives section including essays from experts in a variety of related fields; profiles of important people and organizations; and a section dedicated to data and documents. Its organizational strategy benefits the reader, first explaining core concepts and providing context for racism in America before moving into more specific applications in the work of relevant experts and providing directions for further study."-- Publisher's description.Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Racism;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6032807 -- Available online. Click here to access.;
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The making of Asian America : a history / by Lee, Erika.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-502) and index.Part one: Beginnings : Asians in the Americas. Los Chinos in New Spain and Asians in early America ; Coolies -- Part two: The making of Asian America during the age of mass migration and Asian exclusion. Chinese immigrants in search of Gold Mountain ; "The Chinese must go!": the anti-Chinese movement ; Japanese immigrants and the "yellow peril" ; "We must struggle in exile": Korean immigrants ; South Asian immigrants and the "Hindu invasion" ; "We have heard much of America": Filipinos in the U.S. empire ; Border crossings and border enforcement: undocumented Asian immigration -- Part three: Asian America in a world at war. "Military necessity": the uprooting of Japanese Americans during World War II ; "Grave injustices": the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II ; Good war, Cold War -- Part four: Remaking Asian America in a globalized world. Making a new Asian America through immigration and activism ; In search of refuge: Southeast Asians in the United States ; Making a new home: Hmong refugees and Hmong Americans ; Transnational immigrants and global Americans -- Part five: twenty-first-century Asian Americans. The "rise of Asian Americans"?: myths and realities -- Epilogue: Redefining America in the twenty-first century."The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present-day. An epic history of global journeys and new beginnings, this book shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life in the United States: sailors who came on the first trans-Pacific ships in the 1500s; indentured "coolies" who worked alongside African slaves in the Caribbean; and Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and South Asian immigrants who were recruited to work in the United States only to face massive racial discrimination, Asian exclusion laws, and for Japanese Americans, incarceration during World War II. Over the past fifty years, a new Asian America has emerged out of community activism and the arrival of new immigrants and refugees. No longer a "despised minority," Asian Americans are now held up as America's "model minorities" in ways that reveal the complicated role that race still plays in the United States. Published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the United States' Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that has remade our "nation of immigrants," this is a new and definitive history of Asian Americans. But more than that, it is a new way of understanding America itself, its complicated histories of race and immigration, and its place in the world today"--
Subjects: Asian Americans; Asians; Racism;
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