Heightened police surveillance and violence in African American communities

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Katheryn K. Russell (2000). “What did I do to see to be so black and
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Description

Policing is a service to the public and should not be modeled in a way that it is inferior to various social groups in the society. However, in the recent past, African Americans have suffered deaths or severe wound in the hands of police. Police brutality and violence among the African Americans is on the rise which has led to different protects among the black community in America.  Several researches have shown that people are seen or perceived to be white have a friendly and satisfactory experience with the police than African Americans. The concept of color line that was predicted by Du Bois (1989) as the main problem in 21th century is displaying itself today. This paper looks at the heightened police surveillance and violence in African American communities with efforts to debunk this social issue.