A public health approach to preventing interpersonal violence involving perpetrators and victims is laudable, but fraught with social and political pitfalls.
The concept of « race » is little understood and is being exploited by both academics and the media, putting racial minorities - particularly blacks, who tend to be overrepresented in data on reported violence at further risk.
Though race is acknowledged as an ambiguous concept, some dangers nonetheless persist in linking racial minorities to dysfunctional and antisocial behavior within both cultural and biological constructs.
Recommendations are given to help ameliorate the effects of such contextual linking, particularly given the present mood of U.S. political conservatism.
Mots-clés Pascal : Race, Ethnie, Violence, Classe sociale, Pauvreté, Idéologie, Etats Unis, Recherche, Mass media, Représentation sociale, Politique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Race, Ethnic group, Violence, Social class, Poverty, Ideology, United States, Research, Mass media, Social representation, Policy
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 98 V
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.