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31/10/2014
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You Probably Haven’t Heard of These Serial Killer Victims

Harris says even when stories about missing women of color make the news they are often framed more negatively as if the women are complicit in their victimization. Police have released information about Afrikka Hardy that implied she was a prostitute. Hannah Graham, on the other hand, was portrayed as an innocent victim even though initial eyewitness reports implied that she might have been intoxicated although she was underage. Continue reading

19/05/2014
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White People Commit the Most Heinous Crimes, So Why Is America Terrified of Black Men?

The black-man-as-criminal stereotype runs deep. The archetype is so prevalent that the majority of whites and African Americans agreed with the statement “blacks are aggressive or violent” in a national survey. In support of these findings, other research indicates that the public generally associates violent street crime with African Americans. Other nationwide research has shown that the public perceives that blacks are involved in a greater percentage of violent crime than official statistics indicate they actually are. Continue reading

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