She has more than a scholarly interest, as the mother of three boys who will grow up to be black men.
She's been working with police departments to help officers recognize and minimize the risks of stereotyping.
Those stereotypes were once employed to justify slavery: It's easier to brutalize a man if you deny his humanity. They help explain why Ferguson police let Brown's body lie uncovered in the street for hours, as blood pooled around his head.
And why police in New York City discounted Garner's pleas for help, as he suffocated on the sidewalk. It was an unconscious sort of callousness that allowed those officers to tune him out; he was a problem, not a person.
We can see the effects of not having a black father figure in the lives of rappers such as Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane who constantly stay afoul of the law.
Florida police are searching for a pair of men accused of kidnapping and raping a woman to “teach her a lesson” about dating black men, officials said.
Justin Akken Fedrick, 27, and Keon Dellshai Gordon, 26 are wanted for sexually battering a woman at a Clermont home on June 22, according to a press release from the Clermont Police Department.
A third suspect, 32-year-old Rodney Cooper, has already been arrested for his involvement in the case.
Brown was so worked up, he made a "grunting" sound as he charged.
She wore a fashionable grey poncho and black leggings with black boots.
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They say the 46-year-old is dating her bodyguard who happens to be a brotha.
The man was seen with Bullock recently cuddling her 10 month old adopted son, Louis Bardo Bullock in Central Park.