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Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies : Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice
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At the center of contemporary struggles over aggressive policing practices is an assumed association in U.S. culture of blackness with criminality. Rima L. Vesely-Flad examines the religious and philosophical constructs of the black body in U.S. society,examining racialized ideas about purity and pollution as they have developed historically and as they are institutionalized today in racially disproportionate policing and mass incarceration. These systems keep threatening populations in a constant stateof harassment and tension so that they are unable to "pollute" the morals of mainstream so.
Number of Pages: 225
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
Author: Rima Vesely-Flad
Street Date: June 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-6449
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