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Are Cops Racist? How the War Against the Police Harms Black Americans

By Heather Mac Donald
Ivan R. Dee 2002 ISBN: 9781566634892

About the Book

The forces of opposition to “racial profiling” threaten to obliterate the crime-fighting gains of the last decade, especially in America’s inner cities, argues City Journal author Heather Mac Donald in this bracing new report on policing strategies across the country.

Mac Donald brings her special brand of tough and honest journalism to the current war on the police. She looks at allegations of racial profiling, and finds them wildly exaggerated, and writes about the black cops you never heard about, biased press coverage of policing, and how the reduction in urban crime as a result of activist policing has benefited black communities even more than white neighborhoods. Her iconoclastic findings demolish the prevailing anti-cop orthodoxy.

About the Author

Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize.



Are Cops Racist? Review by Matthew Hinds,

Support Your Police by David Frum, 3-19-03 from April 7th issue of National Review

David Horowitz: Good Reading Frontpage, 3-19-03

Seebach: How cries of racial profiling against police can hurt us by Linda Seebach, Rocky Mountain News, 3-8-03

Blame game:The cops are not racists by Peter Bronson, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 3-7-03

Are Cops Racist? by John J. Miller, Wall Street Journal, 2-28-03

Are Cops Racist? - In her new book, Heather Mac Donald says no. by Jack Dunphy, National Review Online, 1-21-03

The Truth About Racial Profiling by James Q. Wilson, New York Sun, 12-19-02