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It's one of the amazing things about the high-crime years of the 1990s, documented with incredible care by James Forman Jr. in Locking Up Our Own, a phenomenal book. Black mayors in major cities sound as Nixonian as anyone when talking about the "drug thugs" and the "gun thugs" and drug dealers' ...
A glimmer of hope emerged in the wake of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida: young students across the country are rising up and speaking out to demand safer schools. If there is any doubt that the voices of these young adults can have a lasting impact, one only ...

Dr. James Forman Jr. came to USM to speak about his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. This was part of this year's Gloria S. Duclos Convocation, following the theme of race and participatory democracy. The event was held on the Portland campus in the Abromson ...
Yale professor and acclaimed author James Forman Jr. urged UR students to think small and local during his seminar last Thursday as he explained how to reform the criminal justice system. A skilled storyteller, Forman led a rapt audience through the argument of his book, "Locking Up Our Own," ...
Only a year after it was founded, in 1961, the SNCC accepted James Forman as its Executive Secretary. Like many of his colleagues, Forman was a young African American who was inspired by the struggle for decolonization in Africa. Over the course the past four years, he had seen the white supremacist ...
A November 2017 broadcast of the Westminster Town Hall Forum. The featured speaker is James Forman, Jr. He's a law professor at Yale University and author of the book, "Locking Up Our Own." Forman also founded the Maya Angelou Charter School serving incarcerated and troubled youth. His talk is ...

A broadcast of the Westminster Town Hall Forum featuring James Forman, Jr. a law professor at Yale University and author of the book, "Locking Up Our Own." Forman founded the Maya Angelou Public Charter School serving incarcerated and troubled youth. Forman's talk is titled, "Crime and Punishment ...
"Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America" is a book that looks at how African American leaders-with the best intentions-made choices that eventually helped create mass incarceration. James Forman Jr., a law professor at Yale University, is the author of the book. After getting his law ...
On the menu: An inside view of Hollywood scriptwriting. Or of immigration reform. Or of the Yale Art Gallery. Or politics, courtesy of a leading New York Times op-ed writer. Or the menu will feature singing Broadway tunes with a master at the keyboard. Of course, the menu will feature great food, too.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- James Forman Jr., professor of law at Yale Law School, will present a free lecture titled "Can the Criminal Justice System Ever Be Just?" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in 112 Kern Building at University Park. A graduate of Atlanta's Roosevelt High School, Brown University, ...
Integration leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (center) and the Integration leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the James Forman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee announced at a news conference that their respective organizations would begin working together on civil rights projects. Singer ...
Exploring topics of racial discrimination and distribution of political power, Yale Law School professor and author James Forman, Jr., spoke at Penn State on Thursday, Oct. 12. In the Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building, Forman discussed his latest book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment ...
JAMES FORMAN JR: So this speech is where the judge starts off by saying, you know, Mr. Forman has told me that you've had a hard life and you deserve a second chance. Let me tell you about hard. Let me tell you about Jim Crow - because the judge, Curtis Walker - he had grown up under Jim Crow, ...
James Forman Jr, son of civil rights leader James Forman Sr, knew from his time as a public defender in Washington DC that such broadsides are patently wrong. In his new book, Locking Up Our Own, he goes beyond the broader argument - that it's reasonable to expect more from sworn law enforcement ...
New Haven - James Forman Jr. is a professor at Yale Law School, where he teaches courses including constitutional law, "Race, Class and Punishment" and a seminar where he brings law students into a Connecticut prison to take a class alongside people incarcerated. The son of civil rights activists, ...
Only a year after it was founded, in 1961, the SNCC accepted James Forman as its Executive Secretary. Like many of his colleagues, Forman was a young African American who was inspired by the struggle for decolonization in Africa. Over the course the past four years, he had seen the white supremacist ...
A November 2017 broadcast of the Westminster Town Hall Forum. The featured speaker is James Forman, Jr. He's a law professor at Yale University and author of the book, "Locking Up Our Own." Forman also founded the Maya Angelou Charter school serving incarcerated and troubled youth. His talk is ...

A broadcast of the Westminster Town Hall Forum featuring James Forman, Jr. a law professor at Yale University and author of the book, "Locking Up Our Own." Forman founded the Maya Angelou Public Charter school serving incarcerated and troubled youth. Forman's talk is titled, "crime and Punishment ...
"Locking Up Our Own: crime and Punishment in Black America" is a book that looks at how African American leaders-with the best intentions-made choices that eventually helped create mass incarceration. James Forman Jr., a law professor at Yale University, is the author of the book. After getting his law ...
James Forman Jr.'s "Locking Up Our Own: crime and Punishment in Black America" is brilliant and jarring. If everyone in America read it, maybe our country could start to heal. "Imbeciles," by Adam Cohen, is another spectacular law-related book, built around the Supreme Court forced-sterilization case, ...
James Forman Jr., a professor of law at Yale Law school and author of "Locking Up Our Own: crime and Punishment in Black America," spoke at the Kern Building on Jan. 31, discussing the historical and racial aspects of mass incarceration, and potential ways of addressing those issues. This event was a ...
... shaping a late-20th-century scenario in which foundational tendencies towards exploitation, towards dehumanizing periphrealization of communities of color in the U.S., find merely their most recent manifestation in our so-called war on drugs), and followed by James Forman's Locking up Our Own (which ...
The imprisonment of tens of thousands of African-Americans has "hollowed out neighborhoods of parents and employable men," said James Forman Jr., author of "Locking Up Our Own: crime and Punishment in Black America." "It's just been devastating." Forman, a Yale law professor who grew up in ...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- James Forman Jr., professor of law at Yale Law school, will present a free lecture titled "Can the Criminal Justice System Ever Be Just?" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in 112 Kern Building at University Park. A graduate of Atlanta's Roosevelt high school, Brown University, ...
Integration leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (center) and the Integration leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the James Forman of student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee announced at a news conference that their respective organizations would begin working together on civil rights projects. Singer ...
"You got a camera," James Forman--then SNCC's executive secretary--said to me when we met at the Freedom House. "Go inside the courthouse. Down at the back they have a big water cooler for whites and next to it a little bowl for Negroes. Go in there and take a picture of that." Forman is one of the ...
As a personal project this year, I read a pile of books and articles about mass incarceration in the United States. The pick of the litter was James Forman, Jr.'s new book Locking Up Our Own: crime and Punishment in Black America. It may be the best complement and counterpart to Michelle Alexander's ...
James Forman JR: So this speech is where the judge starts off by saying, you know, Mr. Forman has told me that you've had a hard life and you deserve a second chance. Let me tell you about hard. Let me tell you about Jim Crow - because the judge, Curtis Walker - he had grown up under Jim Crow, ...
James Forman Jr, son of civil rights leader James Forman Sr, knew from his time as a public defender in Washington DC that such broadsides are patently wrong. In his new book, Locking Up Our Own, he goes beyond the broader argument - that it's reasonable to expect more from sworn law enforcement ...
James Forman Jr. divides his superb and shattering first book, "Locking Up Our Own: crime and Punishment in Black America," into two parts: "Origins" and "Consequences." But the temptation is to scribble in, before "Consequences," a modifier: "Unforeseen." That is truly what this book is about, and what ...
An International Section was created and directed by James Forman, the former executive secretary. By 1967, Forman was presenting papers in national and international forums expressing solidarity with the Vietnamese and independence movements in Southern Africa, among other geopolitical areas.
On the menu: An inside view of Hollywood scriptwriting. Or of immigration reform. Or of the Yale Art Gallery. Or politics, courtesy of a leading New York Times op-ed writer. Or the menu will feature singing Broadway tunes with a master at the keyboard. Of course, the menu will feature great food, too.
After James Forman, Jr., a Yale Law school professor and author of Locking Up Our Own: crime and Punishment in Black America, gave the prison initiative's inaugural lecture in September, students at the School of Medicine asked Binda if they could organize an event "so they could hear from the people ...
Like Professor James Forman, Jr. (in a 2012 edition of the New York University Law Review), Travis and Western posit that mass incarceration is detrimental to public safety, rather than necessary to secure it. Forman notes that New York City has reduced crime while also reducing the number of people ...
Locking Up Our Own: crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman Jr. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 306 pages; $27). Discriminatory policing is an ongoing scandal that deserves forceful condemnation, but, as this timely and important book suggests, prejudice alone does not account for the ...
I love the acknowledgments sections of books. I love what they say and what they do not say. I love what they accidentally say. I love the ways families are discussed, and how the truth about the wretchedness of book-writing finally comes tumbling out, and the combination of neuroticism and relief, pride ...
The issue of U.S. mass incarceration is "the unfinished business of the civil rights Movement," says Yale Law Professor James Forman, Jr., the son of the late student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Black Panther Party leader James Forman. He is the author of Locking Up Our Own: ...
The New York Times selected James Forman Jr.'s "Locking Up Our Own" as one of the "10 Best Books of 2017." Forman joins Richard O. Prum, the William Robertson Coe Professor of ecology and Evolutionary biology, as one of two Yale faculty members represented on the list. Prum is the author of "The ...
Patricia Lockwood's memoir "Priestdaddy," James Forman Jr.'s "Locking Up Our Own: crime and Punishment in Black America," Jesmyn Ward's "Sing, Unburied, Sing," Min Jin Lee's "Pachinko," Mohsin Hamid's "Exit West," Ali Smith's "Autumn," Richard O. Prum's "The evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's ...
The United States has become the world's largest jailer. In "Locking up our Own, crime and Punishment in Black America," James Forman, an African-American, former public defender in the District Of Columbia, and now a professor of law at Yale Law school, explores the origins of increasingly tough ...
Recent weeks have seen an interesting debate between leading lights of the sabermetric community--Bill James, Forman, FanGraphs' Dave Cameron, baseball Prospectus' Jonathan Judge--over the importance of context for a context-neutral statistic. For example, war doesn't include anything that ...
James Forman JR.: Professor of law at Yale law school and author of "Locking Up Our Own," discusses crime and punishment in Black ...
Yale law professor and criminal justice advocate James Forman Jr. spoke at Hofstra about reforming America's criminal "injustice" system on ...
"I don't think your credentials should have to be as extraordinary as his [to gain admission]," James Forman Jr., a professor at Yale Law and ...
James Forman Jr., a Yale Law school professor and author of "Looking Up Our Own", discusses with Tucker Carrington the effects of the ...
James Forman Jr., the author of a new book arguing that law enforcement initiatives by black officials have had devastating consequences for ...
James Forman enlisted as a private in the army Air Corps in 1940 and served for 14 years in both World War II and the Korean war before ...
OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Mississippi will host James Forman Jr., author of the acclaimed new book "Locking Up Our Own: crime and ...
James Forman enlisted as a private in the army Air Corps in 1940 and served for 14 years in both World War II and the Korean war before ...
But if they don't, Krasner may need to consider weeding them out anyway, said James Forman Jr., a Yale University law professor and ...


 

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