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Shira A. Scheindlin

Leadership On Race: Holder And Scheindlin Are Right

Keith Lawrence | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Keith Lawrence

Criminalization was one of the many tools white Americans used to limit the social inclusion of people of color during the eras of slavery and Jim Crow, since recognition of their full humanity would have significantly undermined the racial order. The criminalization we have been witnessing in recent decades has been more sophisticated but its racial outcomes are the same: the establishment of a visible and psychological connection between racial identity, crime, and place.