Flak-Catchers

Flak-Catchers

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Flak-Catchers explores the ways in which riot commissions-the institutional bodies appointed by an executive in the aftermath of a race riot to determine a riot timeline, investigate causes, and offer prescriptions for change-have dealt with racial violence in the United States over the last century. In studying five American riots and their commissions this book shows that riot commissions only serve to give the appearance of strong and responsive government action during uncertain times. They primarily benefit the instituting body by focusing on a restoration of law and order while undermining any larger civil rights message.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 284 pages
  • Lexington Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 073913812X
  • 9780739138120