When Racism is Law & Prejudice is Policy

Prejudicial and Discriminatory Laws, Decisions and Policies in U. S. History

by Edward Rhymes Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/01/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781425987183

About the Book

When Racism Is Law & Prejudice Is Policy can best be described as a textbook with a conscience. In its style and structure, it effortlessly leads the reader to the historical, political and sociological water of U.S. race relations and invites them to drink. It adeptly covers the various laws, policies and decisions in U.S. History that have profoundly and negatively impacted people of color, the poor and the physically and mentally challenged. This volume crosses the various disciplines and areas of concentration: history, sociology, political science, philosophy and legal studies.


Dr. Rhymes not only paints an insightful and thought-provoking portrait of the past, but in so doing has provided an astute framework for the present and future in regard to the attitudes and philosophies that make discriminatory laws and policies not only possible but inevitable.

About the Author

Dr. Edward Rhymes has come to be recognized as an international expert in the areas of Critical Race Theory, History; Race and Race Relations (as well as issues that concern today’s youth). Edward Rhymes has excelled in the fields of sociology education, theology and sports. His background in sociology and theology has given him the perfect avenues to immerse himself in his love for and interest in other cultures. He has a wonderful sensitivity to all things human and believes in the God-given dignity of all humanity.


Passionate, Dynamic, Down-to-Earth and Inspiring are just a few of the words that have been used by literally thousands of participants who have attended an Edward Rhymes lecture, seminar, workshop, or course (and by those who have read his work as well). Believing that “inspiration is just as important as information,” Dr. Rhymes is an articulate speaker and profound writer who continues to stimulate the hearts, minds and imaginations of his audiences. Dr. Rhymes is the Senior Consultant of Rhymes Consulting Services and currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife, Lisa Marie and is the proud father of 4 children: Serena, Clifford, Michael and Ezekiel.