Injuries Caused During Violence is a Leading Cause of Death and Disability in the US

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Violence: injuries that are the leading cause of death and disability for people aged 1 to 34 years in the United States. Violence is the threatened or actual use of physical force or power against another person, against oneself, or against a group or community, that either results in injury, death, or deprivation. Violence has become a national epidemic and a major public health issue. In a 1998 study by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, 64.8% of the 405 African Americans surveyed viewed domestic violence as one of the most serious issues facing their community. Approximately one in three African American women are abused by a husband or partner in the course of a lifetime. Of the women who die from domestic violence, 28% are African American. Many people agree that African Americans are one of the most violent races in America. But this is a racial stereotype; constructed beliefs that all members of the same race share given circumstances. Despite the perception that African Americans are prone to violence, those who took part in the Civil Rights Movement earned their equality through non- violent means.
On 1906 the New York Zoological Park featured an exhibit with an African American man and a chimpanzee. Years later, the Ringling Brothers Circus exhibited “the monkey man” which of course was a black man as well. Scientific studies were conducted to establish the proper place of the African- American in society. Scientists conducted…