GEORGE CICCARIELLO-MAHER argues in an upcoming book that, in our society, the police have become that sort of hammer, blocking us from envisioning other ways to resolve conflict even as the police themselves are responsible for violence inflicted on poor and minority neighborhoods.
ASAD HAIDER’s 2018 book, Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump, excavates the origin of the term within the radical politics of the Combahee River Collective, showing how foregrounding a widely neglected group – black women – was envisioned as a step toward realizing universal emancipation.
ALEXES HARRIS explores what this system looks like on the ground, drawing from extensive sentencing data, legal documents, observations of court hearings, and interviews with defendants, judges, prosecutors, and other court officials.
Brothers BRUCE MCEWEN and CRAIG MCEWEN explore the feedback loops between social inequalities and biological responses to chronic stress, which create potentially life-long consequences for health and life trajectories.
JOE SOSS places the punitive state alongside other predatory organizations – businesses such as payday lenders and rent-to-own stores – with whom poor and minority communities are all too familiar.
America, Your Free Speech Update Is Ready, But Not How You Planned It: Campus Hate Speech, First Amendment Protections, and the Physical Impact on Marginalized Gender and Racial/Ethnic Bodies (Ange-Marie Hancock)