Harris, Duchess , Gagne, Tammy

The History of Racism in America

(3) 4-6 Core Library Guide to Racism in Modern America series. Slavery may have officially ended in 1865, but as the authors clearly show in this hi-lo series entry, racism continued to be codified in this country's laws and institutions. After a contemporary example of the criminal justice system's blatantly unfair treatment of Black people, this overview traces the effects of policies and practices in employment, education, and voting laws that negatively affected African Americans--and that continue to have repercussions today. Plenty of sidebars and captioned photos reinforce concepts in the main text. A glossary and index are appended.


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