Considering the Phenomenon of Violence in Black and Brown Communities
An Interview with Lawrence Stevenson and Dr. Alex Pieterse
Keywords:race, race violence, violence, antiracism
Editors Note: The United States of America (US) has a long history of racialized violence including the abhorrent historical record of genocide perpetrated against Native Americans, the violence of slavery and lynching and stated sanctioned violence in the form of police brutality (Ihaza, 2020). Couched in this historical record is the individual and community-based violence and the notable role of gun culture within the US (Branas et al., 2021). The narrative associated with community violence and mass shooting often reflect dominant racialized narratives which in turn influence how society views and reacts to violence as it occurs both in regard to mass shootings and racialized communities (Doxbury et al., 2018). The following interview therefore documents the perspective of an individual involved in violence intervention.
Lawrence Stevenson (LS), BS, is interviewed by Alex L. Pieterse (ALP), PhD.
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