Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture with Joseph B. Richardson, Jr.
Life After the Gunshot: Structural Violence, Interpersonal Violence and Trauma Among Young Black Men in Washington DC
Gun violence is the leading cause of death and disability among Black boys and young Black men between the ages of 16 and 34. In 2020, over 19,000 people were killed in the US from firearm related incidents, the highest death toll from gun violence in 20 years. According to a recent research report on the economic cost of gun violence published by Everytown for Gun Safety, the cost of gun violence is approximately $280 billion. Structural racism, concentrated poverty, the effects of mass incarceration and hyper-surveillance, limited access to mental health resources, underfunded and under-resourced schools, and poor housing are all forms of structural violence that contribute to lower life expectancy rates among young Black men. This talk illuminates and interrogates the ways that structural violence, interpersonal violence, and trauma impact the lives of young Black male survivors of firearm injury in the nation’s capital.
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