Structural racism in an American context: Structural racism with a fokus on police violence and crime

Saranda Sejfik Halil, Zaynab Jalil Al-Khafaji & Zana Salihu

Student thesis: Termpaper


This assignment is about structural racism in the United States, focusing on police violence against black Americans. We look at what sociologists Bourdieu, Goffman, Wacquant and Hervik can tell on the subject based on their theories. Furthermore, we use Document analysis, the poetic toolkit, and semi-structured interviews to analyze our sources in order to determine the implications that black Americans face. Finally, we explore what action is being taken to combat structural racism and police violence in the United States.

EducationsBasic - International Bachelor Study Program in Social Sciences, (Bachelor Programme) Basic
Publication date16 Dec 2019
Number of pages51
SupervisorsYvonne Mørck