Police brutality as an extension of white supremacy: social control of African Americans in contemporary America

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jerry N. Brand (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Cindy Brooks Dollar

Abstract: This research examines the unbroken historical link and connection of policing as an institution in the African American community. From slavery to the present, there has always been a history of police malevolence in African American communities. Although African Americans are no longer slaves, we cannot overlook the glaring similarities of slave patrols who over policed African slaves and freed Blacks in the framework of peace and order with violence and the over-policing of African Americans in contemporary America with violence and force at disproportional rates. My research method involved the historical comparison of an oath of the slave patroller and the contemporary officer and its symbolization of power, allegiance, and transformation. In this case, the document comparisons establish a time, date, and unbroken pattern of behaviour to piece the puzzle together to explain that the long-term historical continuity is only a reproduction and duration of an institution that once policed slaves and freed Blacks during slafigure very and that now polices African Americans in contemporary America.

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Language: English
Date: 2020
Police brutality, Social control
Discrimination in law enforcement $z United States
Police brutality $z United States
Social control $z United States
United States $x Race relations
African Americans $x Social conditions

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