Browsing All posts tagged under »ethnicity«

Race, Ethnicity, and School Discipline

August 1, 2012 by

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I’ll admit: I got sucked in to some sensationalist coverage about changes to school discipline. Alarmist “journalists” described the new policies as imposing racially based quotas on school discipline. I didn’t read carefully – it was just a passing skim on my smartphone – and not everything that shows up in the google news reader […]

Why Everyone is Reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

July 24, 2012 by

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Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, has been a phenomenal success in a way that few academic works ever achieve. It has had a steady presence on the arbiter of successful books – the New York Times bestseller list. Why is it so popular? Because it tells the […]

Darnell Hawkins’ and a Research Agenda for Ethnicity Studies and Crime

June 22, 2012 by

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Darnell Hawkins spoke at the National Institute of Justice Annual Conference held this week. On a panel titled “The Relationships Between Neighborhoods, Race and Crime,” Hawkins discussed his perspective on the study of race and crime as a an academic with a long and respected career. While he described himself self-deprecatingly as “grumpy” about our […]

What Do We Know About Gangs?

May 16, 2012 by

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Gangs are notoriously difficult study. How do you define them? Ask people to self-identify and trust their answers? Ask cops? Social scientists? Prison officials? All of these methods have serious flaws, but there’s no great alternative. So how does the National Gang Center conduct the National Youth Gang Survey? Since 1996, the National Gang Center, […]

Who Are Crime Victims?

April 24, 2012 by

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I say “crime victim.” Without thinking, what popped into your mind? If you had a mental image, what was it? Chances are, the person that you immediately thought of is female, white, middle class, maybe a little girl, maybe a soccer mom. Yet the data don’t support that image, which is created by media and […]

“That’s My People” and VAWA Tribal Provisions

April 13, 2012 by

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The Department of Justice does not exactly have a rep on the interwebs for hosting awesome video content. Not surprisingly, this public service announcement was not actually created by DOJ. Good thing, too, because if DOJ ever creates a video I actually like, it’s gonna seriously mess with my current paradigm. Tribal justice remains hard […]

Guest Post: “Colorblindness” is Denial

March 25, 2012 by

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guest post by Warren Blumenfeld With the ascendency of Barack Obama during the primaries and his election as the forty-fourth president of the United States in 2008, and to the current time, on numerous occasions the media have asserted that the United States can now be considered as a “post-racial” society, where the notion that […]