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Policing Black Bodies 5

September 4, 2020

Join Dr. Earl Smith, Dr. Howard Henderson, Keturah Heron, and Cherise Fanno Burdeen for the final installment of Policing Black Bodies. Thursday, September 10, 2-3:30 PM for a conversation about the history of the police, the impact of militarization, and…


July 15, 2020

From the rose garden Donald Trump tells the public that whites are killed more often by the police than Black people. White people are 60.4% of the U.S. population.  Black people are 13.4% of the US population.  This means that…

Webinar: Policing Black Bodies II

July 9, 2020

Join Us July 14, 2020 4:00 pm ET for a Free Live Discussion Policing Black Bodies II: Race + Pretrial Practices Featuring Policing Black Bodies co-authors Drs. Angela Hattery and Earl Smith Panelists: Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Executive Partner, Pretrial Justice…

Disproportionately Black

July 7, 2020

Earl Smith, PhD (2020) Black youth are currently confined in the criminal punishment system 3X white youth[1] Blacks get longer sentences than whites[2] Blacks are confined in solitary confinement more often than whites[3] Blacks (men) comprise a larger percentage of those exonerated…

‘Blacks were always at the bottom’| UD sociologists publish timely book on ‘Policing Black Bodies’ in America WDEL 1150 AM 101.7FM

July 6, 2020

DJ McAneny Published Jul 1, 2020 at 3:55 pm As race and inequality take their place in the forefront of national conversation, two University of Delaware sociologists published their timely study of the nation’s policing of “Black bodies.” The choice…

LIVE WEBINAR – Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives are Surveilled & How to Work for Change

June 30, 2020

Featuring Drs. Angela Hattery and Earl Smith; Moderated by Robert Patillo. The events unfolding across our nation today renew a long-standing call for fundamentalchanges to our nation’s institutions. While today’s cries carry the echoes fromthe protests following the deaths of…


June 24, 2020

Earl Smith, PhD — Angela J. Hattery, PhD The Emancipation Proclamation of September 22, 1862 became official January 1, 1863 thus ending chattel slavery. Slave owners could have cared less. Many moved to Texas to avoid the freedom extended to…

Breonna Taylor: A letter from a mother to her daughter….

June 5, 2020

Dear Breonna: I am not your mother and I never can be nor would I presume to be. But, I am a mother of a daughter, her name is Emma. You and Emma were born just 36 days apart. Emma…

Black Lives Matter and #MeToo

June 5, 2020

Michael Steele, former chair of the RNC, said the other day that the arrest of the Black-Hispanic CNN reporter while he did his job covering the protests in Minneapolis was an example of what it’s like to be a Black…


June 4, 2020

Earl Smith, PhD — Angela J. Hattery, PhD For the past week or so many, many individuals, news people, corporations have been saying–from their various platforms–that Black Lives Matter. We disagree. If Black lives mattered, Black people would not lag…