Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism, by Manning Marable, Ian Steinberg, Keesha Middlemass (eds.)

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Garfinkel, Harold. 1956. Conditions of successful degradation ceremonies. American Journal of Sociology 61:420–24. ———. 1967. Studies in ethnomethodology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. Geertz, Clifford. 1998. The world in pieces. Focal 32:91–117. Goffman, Erving. 1959. The presentation of self in everyday life. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday. , and D. Macallier. 2000. The color of justice: An analysis of juvenile adult court transfers in California. Washington, DC: Youth Law Center, Building Blocks for Youth.

Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, ed. David W. Blight and Robert GoodingWilliams (Boston: Bedford Books, 1997), 142. 11. , 100. Reconstructing Race and Crime 41 12. W. E. B. Du Bois, The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study, ed. Elijah Anderson (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996), 241–42, 259. 13. Du Bois’s statement on “Negro Crime” at the Ninth Atlanta Conference (1906) is reprinted in The Review of Black Political Economy 16, nos. 1–2 (1987): 54. 14. E. Franklin Frazier, The Negro Family in Chicago (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1932), 245.

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