This updated and expanded edition of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor 's
groundbreaking book features a new chapter and a foreword by Angela
eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of
Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City
have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out
violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a
postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a
new generation of activists.
this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary
ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as
mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she
argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the
potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.