This multifaceted reference work provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the history, development, leadership, and priorities of the Black Lives Matter social justice movement, including the group's efforts to raise public awareness of police violence in communities of color.
This authoritative, balanced resource examines the history, development, and priorities of the Black Lives Matter social justice movement, with special attention devoted to BLM’s work in combating police violence and brutality against minorities—and young Black men in particular. The book guides readers through infamous incidents of police brutality that spurred the creation and growth of BLM, profiles leading activists and organizations, explains important organizational priorities, explains criticisms of the group, and presents a broad range of personal essays on the persistent problems of police violence and racial discrimination in America.
These valuable resources and perspectives are further supplemented with governmental data and excerpts of documents related to the organization and its chief areas of activism; an annotated list of important books, scholarly journals, and non-print sources for further research; a detailed chronology and glossary of terms; and a helpful subject index.
- Includes in-depth narrative chapters on historical trends, contemporary issues, and changing laws related to law enforcement interactions with communities of color
- Provides insightful first-person "perspective" essays on the efforts of Black Lives Matter activists to end police violence, abuse, and harassment of minorities
- Includes tables, figures, and excerpts from primary sources to enhance reader understanding of both BLM and its social justice priorities and efforts
- Features numerous resources for interested readers to consult for more information on BLM, police violence, and racism in American society
Contemporary World Issues
This award-winning series offers comprehensive, one-volume reference handbooks on important topics related to health, education, the environment, and social and ethical issues.
24-hour cable news. Millions of internet sites. Information overload. How can we sort through the information? Assess the analyses? Trust the sources?
A world of questions demands a library of answers. Contemporary World Issues
covers the controversial topics that students, readers, and citizens want to read about, write about, and know more about.
Subject coverage spans six main categories:
- Criminal Justice
- Gender and Ethnicity
- Politics, Law, and Government
- Science, Technology, and Medicine
Each volume offers a rich array of resources:
- A background and history essay that provides essential context and grounding for further study
- A balanced summary of ongoing controversies and proposed solutions that show numerous paths for further research on pressing, contemporary questions
- A forum of authoritative perspective essays by experts, offering a broad spectrum of arguments on the issues
- Carefully selected annotated documents, tables, and graphs that support statistical literacy and investigation of primary sources
- A chronology of events, legislation, and movements that place events in sequence and draw connections between them
- Annotated lists of print, web, and multimedia resources that power the next steps for in-depth research
- Profiles of key players and organizations
- A glossary of key terms