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From the Publisher"Gibbs' book, an in-depth analysis of the Rodney King and O.J.Simpson cases, is bold, courageous scholarship. Penned by atalented clinical psychologist, the study rises abovesuperficiality and even now stands out from the large body ofopportunistic, commercial Simpson-King literature. . . . An instantclassic."
"An excellent manual. . . . Offers constructive insights into bothtrials from intellectuals, educators and lawyers as well as socialworkers and community support counselors."
"Gibbs finds context and meaning in this first serious, scholarlystudy of Rodney King and O.J. Simpson cases."
• Race and Justice penetrates the searing headlines of two of themost celebrated criminal trials in American history to ponder theirbroader implications for our society. Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, thewise and insightful author, offers trenchant observations about thefuture of race relations in Los Angeles that Americans everywhereshould heed, and in a hurry.? — Hugh B. Price, president, NationalUrban League
• Must reading for those who want to reinvent the jury system,improve race relations, and make sense of the Rodney King and O.J.Simpson verdicts and their racially polarized aftermaths. Drawingon history, sociology, and psychology, the author analyzes thesecontroversial verdicts and concludes that they are the legacy ofracial injustice and police violence.? —Eddie N. Williams,president, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
• Sensitive and gripping. Essential for anyone who wants tounderstand police and racial tension in America.? —Joseph D.McNamara, retired police chief of San Jose, California, researchfellow, Hoover Institution Stanford University
• Sensitive and gripping. Essential for anyone who wants tounderstand police and racial tension in America? —Joseph D.McNamara, retired police chief of San Jose, research fellow, HooverInstitution Stanford University
"An important, thoughtful analysis."
"This book is brilliant, dramatic and appalling....Her book iscarefully documented, but written in an easy and attractivestyle."
"Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, the wise and insightful author offerstrenchant observations about the future of race relations in LosAngeles that Americans everywhere should heed, and in a hurry."—Hugh B. Price, President, National Urban League
"Careful and provocative analyses . . . essential for anyoneinterested in a broader perspective of the issues." —Phillip YoungBlue, New York State Supreme Court Criminal Branch Library, LibraryJournal