African-American Males and the Law

African-American Males and the Law

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African-American Males and the Law analyzes the plight of African-American males in the United States and identifies how their status is directly or indirectly impacted by the justice system. The author initiates a dialogue on legal issues facing African-American males by addressing the stereotypical biases that African-American males face, and exposing the challenges surrounding their accessing the best possible education. He carefully delves into the legal aspects surrounding many of the popular biases and discriminations present in American society; including those surrounding employment and health care, and in particular within the legal system regarding treatment by police, in the courtroom, and within prisons. The author depicts the adverse and disproportionate impact of the American justice system on African-American males, since it seems that at each step of the system from arrest, incarceration and sentencing, to the death penalty, black males appear to be selectively prosecuted without conscience, remorse, or constitutional protection.The enforcement of the aquot;drug courier profileaquot; procedure by the government has resulted in African- American males being ... 1 99 1 , Willie Jones came to the American Airlines ticket counter where a ticket agent, Mary Lou Wadley, was working. ... He did not ask to check any luggage, and carried one small overnight bag. Ms. Wadley verified his identity with his drivera#39;s license and a credit card, and told him that the ticket would cost $267.00; Mr. Jones handed her the payment in cash.

Title:African-American Males and the Law
Author:Floyd D. Weatherspoon
Publisher:University Press of America - 1998-01-01


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