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Beyond O.J.: Race, Sex, and Class Lessons from America Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Beyond O.J.: Race, Sex, and Class Lessons from America

Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Published November 1st 1995
ISBN : 9781881032120
Hardcover
208 pages
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The dreaded fear of the big black buck comes center stage when Hutchinson inserts a political history of the Jim Crow laws prohibiting race mixing. The sanctity of white femininity is underscored with examples of biased sentencing in rapes involvingMoreThe dreaded fear of the big black buck comes center stage when Hutchinson inserts a political history of the Jim Crow laws prohibiting race mixing. The sanctity of white femininity is underscored with examples of biased sentencing in rapes involving white and black women: A ten-year sentence for crimes against white women is the average, versus a two-year penalty for the rape of a black woman. The author spends a great deal of time countering the attacks on Simpsons reputation. Like many black analysts, he also weighs the conspiracy theories that are currently in vogue among African Americans: the use of AIDS as genocide, the use of crack to destabilize black life, and attacks on black celebrities meant to destroy successful role models.