Police Brutality and White Supremacy: The Fight Against American Traditions

Police Brutality and White Supremacy: The Fight Against American Traditions

by Etan Thomas
Police Brutality and White Supremacy: The Fight Against American Traditions

Police Brutality and White Supremacy: The Fight Against American Traditions

by Etan Thomas

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Overview

An NBA veteran offers engaging interviews and reflections that explore police brutality, white supremacy, and the struggle for racial justice in America.

"Thomas's interviews demand careful reading by all who want to expose racism, hold police accountable, and create an American society that practices social justice."
Library Journal, STARRED review

"The book is filled with thought-provoking interviews and commentary on police brutality, white supremacy, and the lack of racial equality in the United States. Thomas interviewed victims of police brutality and their family members to convey what they actually went through and allow them to share what they experienced directly."
Bullets Forever

"My family and I are extremely grateful for the support and love from my brother in the movement, Etan Thomas."
Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner

"I'm extremely grateful to Etan for continuing to shine a light on how police violence has harmed families across the nation. Our stories matter."
Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, twin sister of Terence Crutcher

ETAN THOMAS, an eleven-year NBA veteran and lifelong advocate for social justice, weaves together his personal experiences with police violence and white supremacy with multiple interviews of family members of victims of police brutality like exonerated Central Park Five survivor Raymond Santana and Rodney King’s daughter Lora Dene King; as well as activist athletes and other public figures such as Steph Curry, Chuck D, Isiah Thomas, Sue Bird, Jake Tapper, Jemele Hill, Stan Van Gundy, Kyle Korver, Mark Cuban, Rick Strom, and many more.

Thomas speaks with retired police officers about their efforts to change policing, and white allies about their experiences with privilege and their ability to influence other white people. Thomas also examines the history of racism, white supremacy, and the prevalence of both in the current moment. He looks at the origins of white supremacy in the US, dating back to the country’s inception, and explores how it was interwoven into Christianity—interviewing leading voices both in and outside of the church. Finally, with prominent voices in the media and education, Thomas discusses the continued cultivation of these injustices in American society.

Police Brutality and White Supremacy demands accountability and justice for those responsible for and impacted by police violence and terror. It offers practical solutions to work against the promotion of white supremacy in law enforcement, Christianity, early education, and across the public sphere.

Featuring original interviews with: Steph Curry, Chuck D, Yamiche Alcindor, Isiah Thomas, Jemele Hill, Craig Hodges, Stan Van Gundy, Mark Cuban, Jake Tapper, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Sue Bird, Kyle Korver, Rick Strom, Cenk Uygur, Tim Wise, Chris Broussard, Breanna Stewart, Rex Chapman, Stephen Jackson, Kori Mccoy, Lora Dene King, Chikesia Clemons, Raymond Santana, Alissa Findley, Amber and Ashley Carr, Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., Abiodun Oyewole, Marc Lamont Hill, Officer Carlton Berkley, Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr., Officer Joe Ested, Captain Sonia Pruitt, and Bishop Talbert Swan.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781636140568
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication date: 01/11/2022
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,103,874
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Etan Thomas, a former eleven-year NBA player, was born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has published multiple books including: We Matter: Athletes and Activism (voted a top ten best activism book of all time by BookAuthority), More than an AthleteFatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge, and Voices of the Future. Thomas received the 2010 National Basketball Players Association Community Contribution Award as well as the 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation Legacy Award—both honoring his advocacy for social justice. He is a senior writer for BasketballNews.com and a regular contributor to the Guardian and The Undefeated. He can frequently be seen on MSNBC as a special correspondent and cohosts a weekly show with Dave Zirin called, The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: RODNEY KING
Lora Dene King
Isiah Thomas
Craig Hodges

CHAPTER 2: THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE
Raymond Santana
Abiodun Oyewole
Officer Carlton Berkley

CHAPTER 3: GEORGE FLOYD
Stephen Jackson
Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.

CHAPTER 4: DEFUNDING THE POLICE
Kori McCoy
Marc Lamont Hill
Officer Joe Ested

CHAPTER 5: BLACK WOMEN AND THE POLICE
Chikesia Clemons
Yamiche Alcindor
Captain Sonia Pruitt

CHAPTER 6: WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE US CAPITOL
Jemele Hill
Jake Tapper
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

CHAPTER 7: WHITE PRIVILEGE
Sue Bird
Kyle Korver
Rick Strom

CHAPTER 8: WHITEWASHED EDUCATION AND MEDIA
Cenk Uygur
Tim Wise
Chuck D

CHAPTER 9: WHITEWASHED CHRISTIANITY
Bishop Talbert Swan
Chris Broussard
Steph Curry

CHAPTER 10: WHITE ALLIES/ACCOMPLICES
Rex Chapman
Breanna Stewart
Stan Van Gundy
Mark Cuban

CHAPTER 11: SISTERS OF THE MOVEMENT
Alissa Findley (Sister of Botham Jean)
Amber and Ashley Carr (Sisters of Atatiana Jefferson)
Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa (Sisters of Sean Monterrosa)

AFTERWORD: Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.

“What do you see when you look at me?” a poem by Malcolm Thomas

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