I am appalled that any educated person, much less a professor, could write such crap. It expresses gross ignorance of history; policing of various kinds has been a component of every civilization in history. It assumes the existence of systemic racism when in fact there is a good case that there is zero actual racism in this country--there is instead xenophobia.
It talks about "imagining the future" but doesn't actually offer any ideas of substance. Alternative social structures have been the subject of intense discussion since at least Plato's Republic. We have a mighty cavalcade of ideas for alternative political structures, yet Ms. Davis cannot think of even ONE idea that meets her requirements! This, I think, is the strongest proof of the fact that she is wasting our time.
There is one undeniable fact that Ms. Davis and the other authors of this series refuse to address: this country has been built out of assimilated minorities. The story is always the same: some ethnic, religious, or linguistic minority enters the country, is subjected to harsh discrimination, and within two generations is an accepted part of the community. We have seen this with Irish, Italians, Russians, Germans, Swedes, Poles, Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans, other Latin Americans, Vietnamese, and Muslims. Every single substantial minority has been successful in this country, save for one: blacks.
Why are blacks the exception? Their answer is that they suffer from special historical circumstances. But 150 years have passed since the abolition of slavery, and still they remain outside the mainstream of American society.
The clinching argument is the fact that many, many blacks have indeed been immensely successful. We have successful black actors, black athletes, black musicians, black scientists, black lawyers, black professors, black doctors, black engineers, black astronauts, black generals, black politicians -- we even elected a black to the presidency, and then re-elected him! This community of successful black people flatly disproves the claim of racism in America.
No, it's not blacks who are abused; it's a subset of the black population that is unable or unwilling to enter American society. It is imperative that the black subculture be eliminated and blacks brought into American society.