نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دکترای مدیریت استراتژیک
2 دانشجوی دکتری مطالعات آمریکا دانشگاه تهران
عنوان مقاله [English]
This article, through a cursory glance at the history of racism in the United States, moves fast forward to the current events in the American society, which have led to the frequent bouts of killings of ethnic-religious minorities in the country by the police, in order to find the root causes of police violence in the US. It also briefly reviews different aspects of police violence against the Afro-Americans, Amerindians, Hispanics, Mongoloids, Muslims and anti-Zionist Jewish minorities. First of all, on the basis of documented studies, the titles of existing articles and data on the US police violence against minorities were gathered, the general information on the police behavior toward these groups was collected, and the major causes of this violence were briefly surveyed. Police violence in the US against the country’s minorities, including children and teenaged suspects, has caused a lot of concern in the American society. This issue seems to have a record in deep-rooted racism ruling the American society for a long time. On the other hand, the violence enforced by the US police (police brutality) is a reflection of the internalized violence in the society of the country.