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.
Floyd D. Weatherspoon is Professor of Law at Capital University Law School.
chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 Stereotypical Biases Against Black Males chapter 3 Educating African-American Males: Is Separate Schooling the Answer? chapter 4 Suspensions and Expulsions of Black Males from Public School chapter 5 Employment Disparities and Discrimination Against Black Males chapter 6 Discrimination Against Black Males in the Sentencing Process chapter 7 Incarceration of African-American Males chapter 8 Racial Bias in the Death Penalty chapter 9 Selective Enforcement chapter 10 Police Brutality Against African-American Males chapter 11 Peremptory Challenges: Exclusion of African-American Males from Juries chapter 12 Health and African American Males chapter 13 African-American Male Youth and the Juvenile Justice System