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Before and After Michael Brown—Toward an End to Structural and Actual Violence

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Washington University Journal of Law & Policy


This Article offers a comprehensive view of the multitude of factors and circumstances that have culminated with the current climate of racial unrest. Greene traces the historical sources of racism as it intersects with policing and the justice system through the twentieth century and demonstrates how it pervades many aspects of American culture, from Supreme Court jurisprudence to television shows, in a “structure of violence.” Greene points out the need for a paradigm shift to overcome these forces in the new century.