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Published: 10 February 2022

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780190914943

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White Men's Law

The Roots of Systemic Racism

Peter Irons

  • Provides evidence from many sources to show the history and impact of systemic racism and resulting inequality on Black Americans
  • A major contribution to the debate over the causes and consequences of racial segregation and inequality
  • Includes never-before published interviews with former slaves about their lives and what they endured
  • Shows how systemic racism has resulted in segregated housing and re-segregated schools that relegate millions of Black children to a lifetime of low-paid jobs, with a close look at Detroit to see the disastrous impact of "systemic violence" on their families, health, and safety
  • Accounts of white violence against Blacks throughout American history, including Klan night-riders, more than 6400 lynchings, and organized massacres of hundreds of Blacks

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