Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Black Child-SaversRacial Democracy and Juvenile Justice$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Geoff K. Ward

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226873169

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226873190.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 21 October 2019

Conclusion The Declining Significance of Inclusion

Conclusion The Declining Significance of Inclusion

Chapter:
(p.233) Conclusion The Declining Significance of Inclusion
Source:
The Black Child-Savers
Author(s):

Geoff K. Ward

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226873190.003.0009

This chapter provides an account of this paradoxical and tragic reformulation of racial oppression and domination in the post-civil rights period. Formal integration reconfigured black youth opportunity and community influence in American juvenile justice, but it failed to institutionalize racially democratic control. Instead, subsequent cultural and institutional changes related to a more general late-twentieth-century retraction of the liberal welfare state drained the progressive utility of integration, reducing black youth and community incorporation to more symbolic forms of inclusion. In contemporary juvenile justice, the “accountability movement” reconfigured the social contractual terms of juvenile justice and the organization of decision-making in juvenile justice in ways that undermined the potential for racially democratic control.

Keywords:   racial oppression, domination, post-civil rights period, American juvenile justice, American democracy, Jim Crow, black youth, black community, civil rights, rehabilitation

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.