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Recognizing Juneteenth provides a chance to better understand all of American History
Date: 6/17/22
Article: Cleveland.com

Cleveland Heights Police Department 2019 Traffic Ticketing Patterns
Date: 04/2021
Author: Ronnie A. Dunn
Publication: Urban Publications

Introduction Project 400: Our Lived Experience
Date: 01/2020
Author: Ronnie A. Dunn
Publication: Cultural Encounters, Conflicts, and Resolutions

Boycotts, busing, & beyond : the history and implications of school desegregation in the urban North
Date: 01/2016
Authors: Donna Whyte, Ronnie Dunn, James Hardiman, Adrienne Hatten, Mittie Jones
Publication: History Department Books

Ferguson, Staten Island and Cleveland: A Legal Discussion about the Use of Lethal Force by Law Enforcement Officers
Date: 01/2015
Authors: Shakyra Diaz, Carole Rendon, Terry Gilbert, Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Ronnie A. Dunn, et al.
Publication: Video Archive: Other Law School Events

Racial Profiling and Stop-and-Frisk: What's in a Name?
Date: 01/2015
Author: Ronnie A. Dunn
Publication: Urban Publications

Book Review: Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide
Date: 04/2014
Author: Ronnie A. Dunn
Publication: Urban Publications

The Marginalization and Criminalization of the Black Male Image in Postmodern America
Date: 01/2014
Author: Ronnie A. Dunn
Publication: Urban Publications

Response to "The History in Urban Studies: A Comment"
Date: 02/2011
Authors: William M. Bowen, Ronnie A. Dunn, David A. Kasdan
Publication: Urban Publications

Racial Profiling: Causes & Consequences
Date: 01/2011
Authors: Ronnie A. Dunn, Wornie Reed
Publication: Urban Affairs Books

What is Urban Studies?: Context, Internal Structure, and Content
Date: 05/2010
Authors: William M. Bowen, Ronnie A. Dunn, David A. Kasdan
Publication: Urban Publications

Measuring Racial Disparities in Traffic Ticketing Within Large Urban Jurisdictions
Date: 05/2009
Author: Ronnie A. Dunn
Publication: Urban Publications

Racial Profiling: Driving While Black in Cleveland
Date: 01/2006
Author: Ronnie A. Dunn
Publication: Urban Publications

A Culturally Competent Approach to Cancer News and Education in an Inner City Community: Focus Group Findings
Date: 01/2004
Authors: J.P. Marks, W. Reed, K. Colby, Ronnie A. Dunn, Mosavel, M., et al.
Publication: Urban Publications

Press and Expert Commentary


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The Grio: Analysis: America loves Damar Hamlin. What about other Black men?


2022’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children

News 5 Cleveland: Cleveland company coaches police departments on customer service

News 5 Cleveland: Anti-defamation league addresses anti-semitic incident during high school lacrosse game

KARE 11: What is a consent decree and how does it reform police departments?

1619 Interviews – Dr. Ronnie A. Dunn on Racial Profiling and Traffic Stops (Video)
Cleveland Heights - University Heights Library, April 4, 2022


Examining Race in Literature Through the Lens of Identity, Freedom, and Social Justice (Video)
November 1, 2021 

Center for Community Solutions: The Importance of Knowing Racism’s Impact on Public Health Webinar


Levin College at CSU Levin Podcast

Cleveland History Days: Cozad Bates House

Rocky River Public Library: Let’s Talk About Race

WKYC: 3News Investigates: Should police officers be required to earn college degrees?

Spectrum News: Lasting Impact of Cleveland’s Redlined Neighborhoods

WKYC: 3News Investigates: Do Ohio police officers get enough training?


WKYC: Many blacks cite stigma and cop culture, avoid police recruiters




WKYC: Dr. Ronnie Dunn speaks on legal, political divide on Tamir Rice case


Cleveland.com: State lawmakers want to change dual license plate law for drivers