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Racial identity in policing is more complicated than we think

Headley, Andrea M. (2022) Racial identity in policing is more complicated than we think. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Jun 2022). Blog Entry.

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Calls for police reform in the context of the recent Black Lives Matter protests have included hiring more officers of color. Andrea M. Headley examines the role of identity and what it means to be a Black police officer given the contentious relations between the police and Black communities. She writes that while hiring officers of color is often seen as a remedy for reducing potential racial bias, it can place additional burdens on those officers in maintaining their own cultural identity and community links alongside their professional identity as a “police officer”.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2022 13:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:40

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