Abstract

This essay considers how “the presumption of innocence” in self-defense cases not only functions through whiteness but also normalizes violence against the black and/or brown body. Consequentially, “the presumption of innocence” renders black victimhood and black innocence illegible.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6490
Print ISSN
0003-0678
Pages
pp. 1085-1090
Launched on MUSE
2014-12-15
Open Access
No
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