Journal of African American Studies

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 319–328 | Cite as

Anti-Racist Racism as a Judicial Decree: Racism in the Twenty-First Century

  • Ronald E. HallEmail author


Racism is the by-product of European imperialism. By definition, anti-racism is a prejudicial function linked with fear, stress, or various forms of power-loss anxiety. Data tends to show that not only are black adult males over-represented in the criminal justice system as the focus of said power-loss anxiety but their adolescent counterparts are as well. The fact that society tolerates the black male as a societal failure is a matter of anti-racist racism sanctioned by judicial decree. Furthermore, in its decree, the Supreme Court facilitated anti-racist racism via opposition to affirmative action enabling the most marginal among white applicants in lieu of non-white applicants whose racial contributions stood to move society as a whole forward. The most conscientious among the citizenry must then necessarily take it upon themselves to reverse judicial decree, i.e., anti-racist racism to meet the racial challenges of the twenty-first century and beyond.


Anti-racist Racism Black males Affirmative action 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social WorkMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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