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TROUBLED GROUNDS: FLORIDA’S STAND YOUR GROUND LAW AND THE THREAT OF COVERT RACISM AGAINST BLACKS IN THE UNITED STATES

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Material Information

Title:
TROUBLED GROUNDS: FLORIDA’S STAND YOUR GROUND LAW AND THE THREAT OF COVERT RACISM AGAINST BLACKS IN THE UNITED STATES
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Nicoleau, Alexander
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Political Science
Faculty Sponsor:
Fitzgerald, Keith

Subjects

Genre:
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
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theses   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
The United States has always had to grapple with its deep-seeded history of racial discrimination against Blacks since the start of the Antebellum era. While the U.S has progressively become more inclusive of Blacks thanks to periods of great reform like Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights Movement, laws that discriminate on the basis of race have transitioned from overt to covert. The Florida Stand Your Ground law has come under fire for being covertly racist against Blacks. The objective of this thesis is it to analyze the history of covert and overt racism in the U.S. and reveal whether or not the Florida Stand Your Ground law is covertly racist. While the overall statistical analysis of the study failed to prove the existence of covert racism in Stand Your Ground, there are some differences when examining the sentencing outcomes by race. This study supports the claim that there still exists racial discrimination against Blacks in the U.S.
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Keith
Statement of Responsibility:
by Alexander Nicoleau

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
S.T. 2014 N5
System ID:
AA00024782:00001

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