Race, Law and Public Policy is an examination of slavery, Jim Crow, desegregation, and equal opportunity eras. Johnson compares and contrasts the legal responses to "Black" crime versus "White" crime with a focus on death penalty cases applied to Blacks; analyzes the legal responses to Black liberation efforts; and traces government efforts to destroy the Black community. Inprint Editions. 1998, 2nd edition 2002. 446 pp. Paper.