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James Forman Jr.
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The Relationship between Black People and the American Justice System

The book’s analytical focus is on the origins of the current relationship between blacks and the American Justice system – specifically, the relationship between blacks suspected and/or convicted of crime and other blacks in the justice system. As the book initiates its arguments and analysis, what is your sense and understanding of what the relationship between blacks and the American justice system is? What is your baseline for reading and considering this book and its commentary?  

Institutionalized Racism (Part 1, Chapter 1)

In what ways do the arguments in this section explore, or develop, the situation of embedded, or institutionalized, racism in America? In what ways do the comments (made by anti-drug activists as reported by the author) suggest that the relationship between white drug lords and black dealers / users is something of an iceberg tip of racist...

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