Race, ethnicity, and policing

March 12, 2015 nyupressblog 1

Last year, the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers—the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York City—sparked massive protests and a politically-charged




Black History—or Histories—Month?

February 25, 2014 nyupressblog 2

—Andrea C. Abrams A few months ago, a student penned an article for my college’s newspaper on the proper appellation for people of African descent in the United States. He pointed out that there are




Black History Month, post-racial style

February 13, 2014 nyupressblog 1

—Catherine R. Squires I was pleased to be invited by NYU Press to blog about Black History Month, a celebration that some who believe we’re “post-racial” would say is unnecessary. When I was a kid,




Read: Introduction to Ghosts of Jim Crow

February 26, 2013 nyupressblog 0

February is drawing to a close, and we’d like to kick off the last few days of Black History Month by featuring the introduction to F. Michael Higginbotham’s forthcoming book, Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in




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