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Graham, David Jon

Professional Research Asst



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  • This study combines an American Political Development approach to researching the history of racial segregation in Saint Louis with quantitative data focusing on African American attitudes related to politics, police and social prejudice following the civil unrest in Ferguson and Saint Louis City. The research I present emphasizes that decades of race-based municipal segregation in the Saint Louis area has combined with recent events and caused a majority of African American residents to become more suspicious of white police officers patrolling their neighborhoods


  • urban politics, racial inequality, municipal fragmentation, protests, Ferguson, riots, Michael Brown Jr, St Louis, survey data, African American, attitudes toward police