Issue Brief: African Americans/Violence in the U.S.

O'Neill, Nicholas E.; Smith, Raymond Arthur

This brief focuses on the association between violence and African Americans in the United States today. There is a common perception in American society associating African Americans with violence. This brief will discuss how the significant proportion of African Americans in jail relative to the other races, an increase in gang membership among blacks, and the historical perception of militant black organizations have all lead to America's increasing association between African Americans and violence.


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Political Science
Majority Rule and Minority Rights Issue Briefs
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August 17, 2009