“I Can’t Breathe” – A Case Study

“I can’t breathe” were the famous words said by Eric Garner before he passed away while held in a chokehold by police.

The term has since become one of the many phrases used in the Black Lives Matter movement.   In this article, Aymer focuses on how black men are meant to help deal with trauma related to police brutality.  Most of the well known recent police brutality cases have occurred against black men, causing them to live in consistent fear of those who are supposed to be protecting them.

Link to Article:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10911359.2015.1132828?journalCode=whum20

Reference:

AYMER, S. (2016). “I CAN’T BREATHE”: A CASE STUDY—HELPING BLACK MEN COPE WITH RACE-RELATED TRAUMA STEMMING FROM POLICE KILLING AND BRUTALITY. JOURNAL OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 26(3-4), 367-376.

 

 

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