Racial Threat Hypothesis - Criminology - Oxford …
15,000 protest events
Catalog of complete NYT Index
full articles read & human coded
number of protestors (log)
extremely confrontational tactics
New York dummy
binary logistic (presence)
multinomial logistic (type) next steps What other aspects of identity matter?
youth bulge (w/ Ragnhild nordas)
gender (by sarah soule)
perceptions of state-dissident interactions (considering race, responsibility)
US (w/ Rose mcdermott)
Northern Ireland (w/ Troubles consortium)
robustness of protest policing dynamics across contexts
Egypt, Tunisia, LIbya, Bahrain and Yemen what happened to black protest?
strange fruit incorporated:
African American Persecution from 1776-Yesterday
extensions controlling for standard factors, african american protests are more likely to be policed and policed harshly but only for specific periods in us history
Findings are consistent with what we know about bias in the criminal justice system.
However, in some ways, a better test because we can control for “subject demeanor.”
Academically interesting, but also important for protesters who are at risk of policing.
More important, results have implications for the proper functioning of a democratic system.
Differences in the ability to express rights compromises the functioning of democracy.
conclusions Convention: all that matters is challenger behavior
intervention: challenger identity matters as well
missing challengers WHy african american identity might matter in the us
Ethnic Competition Theories (e.g., Olzak 1992)
Competition between ethnic groups for resources (including political power) results in the more powerful group eliminating the less powerful group via diverse means (e.g., lynching, arson, hate crimes).
Group or racial threat theories (e.g., Blalock 1967; Liska et al.
of key studies testing the racial threat hypothesis
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Revisiting Hubert Blalock's power threat theory ..
An edited volume that contains several insightful chapters testing the effects of racial threat on various measures of social control. A must-read for those interested in theoretical applications of the racial threat hypothesis.
Minority threat hypothesis definition
A book that modifies and extends Blalock’s racial threat hypothesis to explain ethnic conflict. Horowitz argues that membership in an ethnic group satisfies an inherent psychological need to belong, and ethnic conflict may occur when this need is threatened by another group or by someone within the group.
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