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By S. Oboler

Prisons and the a number of ways in which Latino/as have built to strive against the pervasive inhumane acts visited on them are the center of this anthology. Its mix of scholarly displays, interviews, poetry, visible arts, and narratives of the inmates' lived reviews situates the realities of criminal and its aftermath within the dialogue concerning the beliefs of person freedom and rights. The authors spotlight the makes an attempt to normalize the systematic dehumanization of incarcerated Latino/as via “walling off” and sanitizing the pressing difficulties their very presence necessarily poses. This e-book argues for the societal accountability to uphold the glory of all peoples, regardless of their histories and standing of their respective societies.

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New York: Oxford University Press. Haney López, Ian F. 1996. White by law: The legal construction of race. New York: New York University Press. ———. 2003. Racism on trial: The Chicano fight for justice. Cambridge, MA: Belknap/ Harvard University Press. Harris, David A. 2002. Profiles in injustice: Why racial profiling cannot work. New York: New Press. , and Allen J. Beck. 2002. Prisoners in 2001, NCJ 195189. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. ———. 2005. Prisoners in 2004. NCJ 210677.

It has also been said that law enforcement officers are indoctrinated to uphold practices that result in the unequal treatment of people of color. In explaining why even an officer of color may treat persons of his own community unfairly, Anthony Miranda, a former New York City police sergeant and spokesperson for the National Latino Officers Association, states that Latino/a recruits undergo a process of assimilation into a police culture that seeks to separate them from their own communities and identities as Latino/as (Morín 2009, 108-115).

1947). 6. , immigration and weapons violations) (Beck and Harrison 2001, 12, table 19). 7. Walker et al. (2004, 4) support this claim based on data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (2000). 8. Walker et al. (2004, 4) cite evidence provided by Kamasaki (2002) in support for this claim. 9. 6 percent (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2006). Notwithstanding this recent spike in violent crime, violent crime rates today remain well below the rates registered in 1973, 1983, and 1993 (Bureau of Justice Statistics 2006a, 5).

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