A Brief History of Policing Blacknesss in America

by Community Change | July 24, 2020 10:44 am

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Racialized social control has deep roots in American history, beginning in 1619 and continuing through slavery, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration. Modern policing evolved to enforce the country’s racial hierarchy, stifle resistance and dissent, and maintain white economic hegemony. It continues to oppress and kill Black men and women under the premise of public safety.

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