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Structural Violence as an Inducement to African American and Hispanic Participation in the Los Angeles Civil Disturbance of 1992

Citation

Farrell, Walter C., Jr. & Johnson, James H., Jr. (2001). Structural Violence as an Inducement to African American and Hispanic Participation in the Los Angeles Civil Disturbance of 1992. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 4(4), 337-59.

Abstract

This article discusses selected elements of structural violence-unneeded suffering or death resulting from preventable human actions and/or unfair treatment-as contributing factors to the civil disturbance in Los Angeles, California in April and May of 1992. It is argued that structural violence remains firmly and institutionally entrenched in the city and that little has been done to resolve: (1) access to economic opportunity, (2) inter-ethnic minority and majority tensions, (3) police-community conflicts, and (4) to revise government policies to address the needs of poor, ethnic minorities.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1300/J137v04n04_06

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Author(s)

Farrell, Walter C., Jr.
Johnson, James H., Jr.

Year Published

2001

Volume Number

4

Issue Number

4

Pages

337-59

Reference ID

1906