Title

Police-involved homicide of unarmed Black males: Observations by Black scholars in the midst of the April 2015 Baltimore uprising

Department

Business Administration

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Publication Date

2016-05-18

Volume

26

Issue

3-4

First Page

377

Last Page

389

Abstract

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. Black scholars who reside in the United States balance their teaching, research responsibility, and lived experience with the urgent need to address the racial inequality and violence that has characterized Black life. The authors of this article explore police-involved homicides of unarmed Black males through the unique lens of Black scholars. Embedded in an ecological perspective, the authors address three critical questions: (1) From the viewpoint of the Black scholar, what was the impact of the recent events? (2) To what extent have the recent events influenced pedagogical and community work by Black scholars? and (3) In light of the recent events, what can be done to improve policies and strengthen your academic discipline? The insights offered by eight multidisciplinary authors offer promising alternatives to current public policy, training, and general community practice.

Keywords

Black Lives Matter, Black scholars, ecological perspective, police brutality

DOI

10.1080/10911359.2015.1132853

https://doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2015.1132853

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