Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law
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FEATURING JODY ARMOUR – The US’s system of mass incarceration and racialized poverty go hand in hand. Black Americans are disproportionately criminalized and fill the prison system. While many on the left-liberal part of the political spectrum chalk this up to a racist justice system, not enough link it to the prevalence of poverty in non-white communities. My guest Jody Armour has written a new book with an explosive title where he makes those links and calls for a rethinking of race, language, justice, and the law.
Jody Armour, the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America. He is also a Soros Justice Senior Fellow of The Open Society Institute’s Center on Crime, Communities and Culture, and he is the Race and Criminal Justice Correspondent for Rising Up With Sonali. His newest book is called N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law.
** This segment originally aired on August 25, 2020.