Unpacking the Tensions Between Minority Communities and Law Enforcement in the United States
The recent deaths of black men like Freddie Gray and Philando Castile have sparked a national dialogue on the tensions between minority communities and law enforcement in the United States. To understand the complexities of race, crime, and law enforcement in America, and to explore ideas for systemic change to address racial injustice and inequality, Roosevelt House invited faculty experts from Hunter College to provide commentaries. What follow are opinions submitted by Hunter College faculty members Shyama Venkateswar, Director of the Public Policy Program at Roosevelt House, Anthony Browne (Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, Hunter College), Tami Gold (Film & Media Studies), David Julian Hodges (Anthropology), Michael A. Lewis (Social Work), and Howard Lune (Sociology), and Michaela Soyer (Sociology).
The writing and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute or Hunter College.