Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors
Anti-racism -- United States, Transitional justice, Restorative justice, African Americans -- Social conditions
Racism is still deeply embedded in the United States. Dominant white cultural narratives do not acknowledge African-Americans’ experiences, and previous methods of addressing it have not been sufficient. Through a literature review using PsychInfo, Google Scholar, and Google the author researched how transitional, restorative, and transformative justice have been used in the U.S. and other countries to establish what methods of each would be best adopted for the U.S. The author proposes change through addressing racism on the state and county level using these multiple levels of justice throughout the U.S. to create space to perpetuate conversations, actions, and beginning community healing. Methods of justice that enforce truth-telling, acknowledgement of the human right’s abuses against African-Americans, and respectful open conversations are what will move the U.S. to holistically start to heal the trauma inflicted in the African-American population.
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Garnand, Isabelle, "How Transitional, Restorative, and Transformative Justice Will Address Racial Injustice" (2021). University Honors Theses. Paper 972.