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Driving While Black

Driving While Black

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Written by Kenneth MeeksAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kenneth Meeks

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • On Sale: May 16, 2000
  • Price: $19.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-7679-0549-7 (0-7679-0549-0)
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An exposè on one of the most controversial, and relevant, topics in race relations within American society today. Driving While Black examines racial profiling in all situations, from the police officer who pulls over black drivers to a store clerk who suspiciously eyes his black patrons. The book not only delves deeply into the legality and implications of such events for black Americans and the larger society as a whole, but also provides some techniques to help defuse these potentially explosive occurrences should someone find themselves a "target". Especially pertinent since September 11th, as similar issues now confront America and its Arab-American populace. Recommended for courses in race relations, race discrimination, and civil rights.

Introduction • PART ONE • Understanding Racial Profiling • Driving While Black: The New Jersey Turnpike • National Acknowledgment That Racial Profiling Exists • Your Legal Rights During A Traffic Stop • When Profiling Works: A Different Point of View • Riding The Train While Black: The Amy Bowllan Story • Shopping in a Group While Black: A Coach's Story • Shopping Alone While Black: The Silent Treatment • Looking for Air Jordan • Flying While Black: Walking Through Customs • Living While Black: What to Do When You're Stopped • PART TWO • Anonymous Poetry and Government Legislation • The American Civil Liberties Union Report • The U.S. Department of Justice Addresses Police Misconduct • Know Your Bill of Rights • Proactive Steps • The Problem with Hailing a Taxi • In the News • A Walk in the Park: A Sense of Humor • Appendix: National Organizations Fighting Racial Profiling • Acknowledgments