Introspection: An Expository Analysis of Police Brutality Against Unarmed Black Men

  • Lami Glenn


With this sociological analysis endeavor, I am fervently interested in the social phenomenon of police brutality against unarmed Black men and the role that Critical Race Theory (CRT) factors into this conundrum. CRT is defined by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund as an academic and legal framework that denotes that systemic racism is part of American society—from education and housing to employment and healthcare. CRT also recognizes that racism is more than the result of individual biases, and is also used in sociology to explain social, political, and legal structures and power distribution through a “lens” focusing on the concept of race, and experiences of racism (NAACP Legal Defense Fund 2023).