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Resources for Pillar Two: Heritability
Mapping Police Violence Online Database
Includes additional incidents such as cases where police kill someone through use of a chokehold, baton, taser or other means as well as killings by off-duty police. Data has been meticulously sourced from the three largest, most comprehensive and impartial crowdsourced databases on police killings in the country: FatalEncounters.org, the U.S. Police Shootings Database and KilledbyPolice.net. They've also done extensive original research to further improve the quality and completeness of the data; searching social media, obituaries, criminal records databases, police reports and other sources to identify the race of 90 % of all victims in the database.
Codifying caste: Lousiana's racial classification scheme and the Fourteenth Amendment
Raymond T. Diamond and Robert J. Cottrol - LSU Law Digital Commons Journal Articles (1983) In the United States, caste-like distinctions between black and white frequently have had their origins in distinctions mandated by law. Judicially and legislatively mandated racial distinctions have played major roles in the American caste system, at times following social trends, but more often helping to shape them. Crucial in forming the social underpinnings of the American caste system has been the very definitions of black and white in the American context.
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