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Stand-Your-Ground is losing ground for racial minorities' health

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dc.contributor.author Purdie-Vaughns, Valerie
dc.contributor.author Williams, David
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-23T21:08:48Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-23T21:08:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Purdie-Vaughns, Valerie; Williams, David. (2015). Stand-Your-Ground is losing ground for racial minorities' health. Social Science & Medicine: 147, 341-343. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/davidrwilliams/files/stand_your_ground.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1897
dc.description.abstract A paper in this issue [of Social Science & Medicine] analyzing the impact of Stand-Your-Ground laws revealed a disturbing pattern of racial bias. Individuals (i.e.,defendants) in Florida were more likely to avoid charges if the victim was Black or Latino but not if the victim was white. Indeed,individuals are nearly two times more likely to be convicted in a case that involves White victims compared to those involving Black and Latino victims. Those who study constitutional law know that the principal reason the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment fails to protect Blacks and Latinos is that it is based on an intentional model of discrimination. Those who study race/ethnicity in the social sciences know that if intentional bias is how we look for discrimination, we will rarely find it. X and Y's analysis is another moment for us to mark the limitation of thinking about racism and discrimination in intentional terms. This commentary addresses how racially biased laws and policies such as Stand-Your-Ground reflect broad-based contemporary racism with implications for racial health disparities. We conclude that there is a pressing need to develop a scientific research agenda that reflects the interdependent, dynamic and reciprocal nature of the individual and contextual factors that shape race and health across multiple pathways. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Harvard en_US
dc.subject Discussion en_US
dc.subject Implicit Bias en_US
dc.subject Racism en_US
dc.subject Victims of Gun Violence en_US
dc.subject Firearm Violence en_US
dc.subject Shooting en_US
dc.subject Policy Analysis en_US
dc.subject Charges en_US
dc.subject Community Perceptions en_US
dc.subject Health Outcomes en_US
dc.title Stand-Your-Ground is losing ground for racial minorities' health en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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