Sean Wilentz

Photo of Sean WilentzPhoto | Sameer A. KahnSean Wilentz is George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University. He is the author of numerous books on American history and politics, including The Rise of American Democracy, which won the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and The Politicians and the Egalitarians, chosen as Best History Book of the Year by Kirkus and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wilentz’s writings on American music have earned him two Grammy nominations and two Deems-Taylor-ASCAP awards.

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Cover: The Key of Liberty: The Life and Democratic Writings of William Manning, “a Laborer,” 1747–1814The Key of Liberty: The Life and Democratic Writings of William Manning, “a Laborer,” 1747–1814Merrill, Michael
Wilentz, Sean
PAPERBACK03/30/1993$33.00
Cover: No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s FoundingNo Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s FoundingWilentz, SeanHARDCOVER09/06/2018$26.95
Cover: No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding, With a New PrefaceNo Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding, With a New PrefaceWilentz, SeanPAPERBACK09/03/2019$18.95
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Jacket: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, from Harvard University Press

“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.”