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The Racial Disparity Iceburg
Transcript of The Racial Disparity Iceburg
Racial Disparity Iceberg
"The Zimmerman Mindset" by Michelle Alexander
What happened in Ferguson, MO?
Black boys and men seen as dangerous and a problem (Ferguson 2001; Alexander 2012)
Parties involved: Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager and white police officer Darren Wilson
Details of the case
Problems with the grand jury
Deptartment of Justice report
Are we criminalizing drugs or people?
According to conflict perspective,
were all eventually criminalized
NOT due to a study of their
"Race and Prosecutorial Discretion in Homicide Cases" by Michael Radelet and Glenn Pierce
What do they want do do?
This study's focus?
BUT due to perceived
the creation of a criminal class of USERS
"Ethnicity and Sentencing Outcomes in U.S. Federal Courts: Who is Punished More Harshly?" by Darrell Steffensmeier and Stephen Demuth
Shortcomings of past research?