THE WILLIAM E. MASSEY SR. LECTURES IN AMERICAN STUDIES
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The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in American Studies 1984

One Writer’s Beginnings

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Finalist, 1984 National Book Award, Nonfiction Category, National Book Foundation
  • Eudora Welty Is a 1986 National Medal of Arts Winner
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“Predictive Policing” and Racial Profiling

While technology used in policing has improved, it hasn’t progressed, says Khalil Gibran Muhammad, if racial biases are built into those new technologies. This excerpt from his book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, shows that for the reform called for by the current protests against systemic racism and racially-biased policing to be fulfilled, the police—especially those at the top—will need to change their pre-programmed views on race and the way they see the Black citizens they are supposed to “serve and protect.”