I’m John Jackson.  I’m a writer and historian. I’ve written a lot on the history of the race and racism and am particularly in how racism has been portrayed as “rational” through scientific and legal language.  My books on these topics include:

  • Jackson Jr., John P. 2001. Social Scientists for Social Justice: Making the Case Against Segregation. New York: New York University Press.
  • Jackson Jr., John P, ed. 2002. Science, Race, and Ethnicity: Readings from Isis and Osiris. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Jackson Jr, John P., and Nadine M. Weidman. 2004. Race, Racism, and Science: Social Impact and Interaction. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio.
  • Jackson Jr, John P. 2005. Science for Segregation: Race, Law, and the Case Against Brown v. Board of Education. New York: New York University Press.
  • Jackson Jr., John P., and David J. Depew. 2017. Darwinism, Democracy, and Race: American Anthropology and Evolutionary Biology in the Twentieth Century. New York: Routledge.

My academic work has appeared in leading academic journals including American PsychologistIsisPhilosophy of Science, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly.

To find out more about my work, please visit my Academia.edu page.