This report examines historical and modern-day impacts of structural racism on the lives of Black people in the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. It considers factors of structural racism that affect Black residents and communities in St. Petersburg related to the criminal legal system, economic system, education, and health. The report provides recommendations for policies and practices that can be implemented to address structural racism and promote racial equity in St. Petersburg. The report also identifies some additional areas of research needed for a more comprehensive analysis of issues related to structural racism.
Sears, Ruthmae; Gallardo, Gypsy; Reese, Gwendolyn D.; Dutton, Tim; Reichgelt, Johannes; McHale, James P.; Akiwumi, Fenda; Edmond, Jabaar; Bradham-Cousar, Michelle; Blackshear, Jalessa; and Thompson-Dorsey, Dana, "Examination of Historical and Modern-Day Impact of Structural Racism on the Lives of Black People in the City of St. Petersburg, Florida" (2021). USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications. 4117.