Bibliographic Details

Stand your ground : black bodies and the justice of God / Kelly Brown Douglas.

Author / Creator Douglas, Kelly Brown, author.
Imprint Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books, [2015]
Description 1 online resource
Language English
Subject Racism -- United States.
Racism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Race relations.
Racism.
Racism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
United States -- Race relations.
United States.
Electronic books.
History.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12020706
ISBN 9781608335404
1608335402
9781626981096
1626981094
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager in Florida, and the subsequent acquittal of his killer, brought public attention to controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws. The verdict, as much as the killing, sent shock waves through the African-American community, recalling a history of similar deaths, and the long struggle for justice. On the Sunday morning following the verdict, black preachers around the country addressed the question, "Where is the justice of God? What are we to hope for?" This book is an attempt to take seriously social and theological questions raised by this and similar stories, and to answer black church people's questions of justice and faith in response to the call of God. But Kelly Brown Douglas also brings another significant interpretative lens to this text: that of a mother. "There has been no story in the news that has troubled me more than that of Trayvon Martin's slaying. President Obama said that if he had a son his son would look like Trayvon. I do have a son and he does look like Trayvon." Her book will also affirm the "truth" of a black mother's faith in these times of stand your ground.
Other form Print version: 9781626981096 1626981094
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