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The Resource Black in blue : African-American police officers and racism, Kenneth Bolton, Jr. and Joe R. Feagin

Black in blue : African-American police officers and racism, Kenneth Bolton, Jr. and Joe R. Feagin

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Black in blue : African-American police officers and racism
Title
Black in blue
Title remainder
African-American police officers and racism
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Bolton, Jr. and Joe R. Feagin
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book describes the accounts of 50 African-American police officers in 16 different law enforcement agencies in the Sunbelt. These police officers negotiate difficult organizational pathways designed to exclude or marginalize them. They must constantly prove themselves worthy to the many Whites that view them as unworthy. As they try to make policing fairer for residents of Black communities, their fellow White officers often view them as radicals, while some members of Black communities perceive them to be traitors. As Black officers have become more numerous and vocal in many police agencies across the country, both White researchers and public commentators have generally ignored them and their impact. Black police officers in historically White police agencies are a relatively new reality in United States society. Chapter 1 describes the history of discrimination in policing, a brief history of Black police officers, and the systemic character of everyday racism. Chapter 2 discusses the acquisition of knowledge about everyday racism, civil rights struggles, and lessons about racism from policing in Black communities, religious and educational settings, employment settings, and the mass media. Chapter 2 also discusses the geographical and demographic variations of racism. In chapter 3, cultural stereotyping, White notions of Black criminality, the denigration of Black personality, and the questioning of racism among Whites are all discussed. The racial barriers in police departments are detailed in chapter 4. Among the barriers are White networking in the workplace, recruitment and hiring, training and promotional, and assignments and authority. Deception and isolation, and discrimination in pay and benefits are also discussed. The hostile, racial climate within police agencies is described in chapter 5. The importance of Black officer background and self esteem are emphasized in chapter 6. Chapter 7 discusses the future of Black police officers
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Bolton, Kenneth
Dewey number
363.2/089/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8138
LC item number
.B556 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Feagin, Joe R
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  • African American police
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Occupations and race
  • African American police
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Occupations and race
  • United States
  • Politie
  • Discriminatie (sociologie)
  • Loopbaan
  • Polizeibeamter
  • Rassendiskriminierung
  • USA
  • Schwarze
Label
Black in blue : African-American police officers and racism, Kenneth Bolton, Jr. and Joe R. Feagin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-284) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Black in blue -- Everyday racism on the force -- Problems of the white mind : perspectives of black officers -- Racial barriers in police departments -- A hostile racial climate -- Black officers transform policing -- A better future for all Americans
Control code
ocm52799760
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780203491355
Lccn
2003017150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52799760
  • (OCoLC)52799760
Label
Black in blue : African-American police officers and racism, Kenneth Bolton, Jr. and Joe R. Feagin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Black in blue -- Everyday racism on the force -- Problems of the white mind : perspectives of black officers -- Racial barriers in police departments -- A hostile racial climate -- Black officers transform policing -- A better future for all Americans
Control code
ocm52799760
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780203491355
Lccn
2003017150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52799760
  • (OCoLC)52799760

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