This page is dedicated to research that empowers black voices. We have included titles of the relevant literature related to police brutality and protesting.


Police Brutality

Under the Radar: Strategies Used by Black Mothers to Prepare Their Sons for Potential Police Interactions

(Harris & Amutah-Onukagha, 2019).

“That’s My Number One Fear in Life. It’s the Police”: Examining Young Black Men’s Exposures to Trauma and Loss Resulting From Police Violence and Police Killings

(Smith Lee & Robinson, 2019).

Police brutality and black health: setting the agenda for public health scholars

(Alang, S., McAlpine, D., McCreedy, E., & Hardeman, R. (2017).

Two nations, revisited: The lynching of black and brown bodies, police brutality, and racial control

in ‘post-racial’Amerikkka

(Embrick, 2015).



Can Violent Protest Change Local Policy Support? Evidence from the Aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles Riot (Enos, Kaufman, & Sands; 2019)

Policing Communities of Color: An Historical Examination of Social Control and Protest Management Strategies (Bryant, 2019)

Protesting the police: anti-police brutality claims as a predictor of police repression of protest (Reynolds-Stenson, 2018). 

Health impacts of chemical irritants used for crowd control: a systematic review of the injuries and deaths caused by tear gas and pepper spray

(Haar, Iacopino, Ranadive, Weiser, & Dandu; 2017).


Black Lives Matter.



AMST 1104 Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Social Constructs, Real World Consequences

AMST 1500 Introduction to Africana Studies

AMST 2225 Controversies About Inequality

AMST 2770 Representing Racial Encounters, Encountering Racial Representations

AMST 3515 Blaxploitation Film and Photography

AMST 3785 Civil Disobedience

AMST 4321 A Dilemma Revisited: African Americans, Inequality and K-16 Education in America

AMST 4733 The Future of Whiteness

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ASRC 3206 Black Women and Political Leadership



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