An online version of a major newspaper has a review of two recently published books about race and crime in America. Both books are about the treatment of blacks. One book is about the fact that arrests of blacks actually increased under black mayors and police chiefs. The book gives explanations for this fact. The other book covers white domination over blacks, and discusses disparate treatment of blacks and whites. The reviewer is positive about both books. Publisher and pricing information are included.
- Crime and Punishment in Black America covers the story of elected black officials in Washington, during the period encompassing the sixties to the nineties.
- Those officials, contrary to what might have been assumed, were not at all soft on crimes committed by the black community.
- The Book, A Colony in a Nation, explores the idea that white America and black America face very different standards of innocence and guilt.
“The success of Black Lives Matter activists and criminal justice reformers caused a backlash that will demand greater resistance, renewed activism and new strategies.”