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Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment
by Michael Javen Fortner
Harvard University Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-0-674-49608-8 | Cloth: 978-0-674-74399-1
Library of Congress Classification HV9955.N7F67 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 364.133650899607

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Aggressive policing and draconian sentencing have disproportionately imprisoned millions of African Americans for drug-related offenses. Michael Javen Fortner shows that in the 1970s these punitive policies toward addicts and pushers enjoyed the support of many working-class and middle-class blacks, angry about the chaos in their own neighborhoods.
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