Racism and Police Brutality in America

Racism and police brutality go hand in hand.  Racism has long existed within the United States as seen through racial projects such as slavery or the Jim Crow era.  This study looks at data from the National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project.  This project looks at things such as fatalities, settlements, and misconduct cases, many involving African Americans.  Recent occurrences have led to a negative view of law enforcement because their racist tendencies.

Link to Article:



Chaney, C. & Robertson, R.V. J Afr Am St (2013) 17: 480. https://doi-org.ezproxy.rollins.edu:9443/10.1007/s12111-013-9246-5


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