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Professor C. Jama Adams’s Op-Ed on the Zimmerman Verdict and Societal Perception of Black Males Published in The Crime Report

The Crime Report published an op-ed by Professor C. Jama Adams, Chair of the Department of Africana Studies, titled “After Trayvon: Why Do We Dehumanize Black Males?” that examines negative perceptions of Black males in the United States. In the piece, Professor Adams points to a “sense of fearfulness” that contributes to the dehumanization of targeted groups.

To read the op-ed, click here.

Professor Adams’s research interests include masculinities, fatherhood and black identity in the age of cultural ambiguity. His expertise lies in organizational issues in social service agencies, parenting, and black thought in an era of cultural ambiguity. He earned his PhD in in psychology from Graduate Center of The City University of New York.