The Presumption of White Innocence

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1085-1090
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Quarterly
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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The Presumption of White Innocence. / Cacho, Lisa Marie.

In: American Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 4, 01.12.2014, p. 1085-1090.

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Cacho, Lisa Marie. / The Presumption of White Innocence. In: American Quarterly. 2014 ; Vol. 66, No. 4. pp. 1085-1090.
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