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Ten lives, ten demands : life-and-death stories, and a Black activist's blueprint for racial justice

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  • 305.896 J792 (CEN)

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Publication Information

Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2021]

Physical Description

xv, 167 pages ; 24 cm


"The ten demands necessary to repair the racist outcomes of the past, change the racist structures of the present, and pave the way for justice in the future"--

In telling the stories of people whose lives and deaths pushed forward the movement for justice in the twenty-first century, Jones explains how each can lead to concrete and actionable strategies to address crimes committed by our "justice" system. Together, these ten cases form an actionable plan that is necessary to repair our racist past, change the racist present, and bring justice to the future. -- adapted from jacket


  • Preface: Black in the system
  • George Floyd: why we demand reparations
  • Michael Brown: the case for consent decrees
  • Hassan Bennet: the case for compensation
  • Breonna Taylor: the case for body cameras
  • Eric Garner: the case for public records
  • Alton Sterling: the case for changing federal law
  • Tamir Rice: the case for independent prosecutors
  • Trayvon Martin: the case against stand-your-ground laws
  • Deborah Danner: the case for defunding the police
  • Sandra Bland: the case for ending racial profiling
  • Epilogue.

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