When Black Folks Lie, No One Dies

formulanone from Huntsville, United States, CC BY-SA 2.0

Across the nation, Black folks have been talking about what is seemingly a kidnapping hoax committed by a young Black woman in Hoover, Alabama. But is this a hoax that Black folks need to be focused on? Let’s talk about it: When Black Folks Lie, People Don’t Die


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Katheryn Russell-Brown

Katheryn Russell-Brown is the Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law and Director of the Race and Crime Center for Justice at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. She was director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at the University of Floriday for 18 years. Professor Russell-Brown received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, her law degree from the University of California, Hastings and her Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Maryland.

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