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African American & European American Perceptions Of Police Aggression

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Greetings!

My name is Dr. Ramona Brockett, the research that I will discuss on this episode of The LanceScurv Show comes from my dissertation where I used secondary data from the NCCD archives of the University of Michigan and ran a logistic regression to determine African American (AA) and European American (EA) perceptions of police aggression.

I looked at justified police aggression and unjustified police aggression.  When I say, "aggression," I mean police action. The areas of perception included everything from arrests to helping old ladies across the street.

The most important findings were these:

(1) AA's in the upper glass approved of police aggression at a lower rate than lower class EA's;

(2) Working class AA's and Working class EA's approved similarly police to both justified and unjustified police aggression; and,

(3) working class AA's approve of both justified and unjustified police aggression at a higher rate than the upper class AA's, middle class AA's and lower class AA's.  Dissimilarly, EA's approval is proportionate with class.  So, upper class A's approve at the highest rates and approval decreases with class.

A second topic we need to explore is my Conceptual Incarceration Theory.  This theory looks at the 13th Amendment and I contend that inherent within the wording of the 13Th Amendment, the AA is reinslaved upon incarceration.  Thus, the reason why black life is devalued--we are not considered human.  Thus, Garner etc., could easily be killed.

Lance and I look forward to your presence and participation in the sharing of my findings.

See you there!

Feel free to visit this link toview my Bio: http://www.luminpdf.com/files/10756757/BioBrockett.pdf

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