Race and Class, July 2017

The July 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available and you can download the lead article for free (for a limited time only).

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The issue leads with a double-length narrative history of the little known New York City jail riots of the 1970s which predated that at Attica. Toussaint Losier, assistant professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, examines the roles of the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords in organising revolts alongside working-class detainees suffering preventive detention because they were too poor to afford bail, the response from Mayor John Lindsay and the winning of unprecedented bail review hearings. Though short-lived, these events shed light on the contested legacy of preventive detention, a crucial strategic reminder amidst today’s resurgence in ‘law and order’ rhetoric and practice. Read here.




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