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Harris' new book, "Race and Policing," featured on Black Market Reads!

>> Listen to Harris on the Black Market Reads! podcast as she discusses Race and Policing, her new book out from ABDO publishing. Everyone's daily lives are affected by race and racism in America. Race and Policing examines recent incidents of minorities being mistreated or dying in police custody, delving into the historical institutions and laws that underpin today's system and exploring what police departments and the communities they serve are doing to improve communication and relationships. Features include essential facts, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of

Duchess Harris Explains the Politics of Possibility

(excerpt courtesy Rewire.org) By now, we all know the inspiring story—popularized by the Academy Award-nominated film “Hidden Figures”—of the Black women mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race. Duchess Harris, professor and chair of the American Studies department at Macalester College, knew this story inside and out long before it hit the theaters. In fact, she had grown up hearing about these women. That’s because her grandmother, Mariam D. Mann, was among the first Black women who started working NASA in the 1940s, decades before the film was set. >> Read the whole story

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