For the Discussion, please apply the required reading materials in your responses.
In the two journal articles for your reading, several historical and current laws were discussed that have negatively impacted African Americans. Share your thoughts on legislations you consider are harmful for African American equality.
- In your opinion, what do you feel has been a good historical or current law?
- Explain how it has positively impacted African Americans.
- Describe some of the changes you would like to see in improving the Hate Crime Law.
- Why do you feel knowing about different laws both good and bad can help in your cross-cultural work with African Americans?
Mays, V. M., Johnson, D., Coles, C. N., Gellene, D., & Cochran, S. D. (2013). Using the science of psychology to target perpetrators of racism and race-based discrimination for intervention efforts: Preventing another Trayvon Martin tragedy. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 5(1), 11–36.
Also, please review the following:
Shively, M., & Mulford, C. F. (2007). Hate crime in America: The debate continues. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Journal, 257. Retrieved from https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/jr000257c.pdf
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