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Seneca Adumbrates the New Year

December 28th, 2011 · 6 Comments

By Seneca 2012 could be the actual beginning of the long expected Latino political awakening. Why? Perhaps sheer numbers, the reaction to the dire economic costs the community has endured, the evaporation of Latino family wealth in the housing bubble and great Mortgage scams, high unemployment and under-employment, continuously high drop out rates for high [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Foreign Policy · GOP · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Prison · Republican Party · Seneca

Latinos and the Death Penalty Debate

October 10th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Given the increasing Latino prison population and the recent news and commentary surrounding the Troy Davis case, I thought I would share this piece. One reason why Latinos may want to study up on the death penalty issue involved how our population is already treated in the judicial system. As this piece points out: “This [...]

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Tags: Crime · Prison

Yes on Prop 19: a “Yes” Vote is clear, particularly for groups being marginalized by current policy

October 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments

By Dr. David Bearman Barack Obama is trying my patience. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe he inherited a mess from George Bush and is doing the best he can to turn the ship of state around.  However allowing his Attorney General Eric Holder to come out against California’s Prop 19 is not only [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Crime · drug war · Economics · Government Accountability · Latino History · LULAC · Mexico · Prison · racism · Substance Abuse and Latinos

Seneca On Why the Latinos are Now the Most Numerous in Jail

February 20th, 2009 · 37 Comments

This week the Pew Hispanic Center released a new report, Hispanics and Federal Crime. It describes the alarming state of affairs in terms of how Latinos now lead in numbers in the federal penal system throughout the US. It does not address with any granularity the status of Latinos at the local level, except to suggest that [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Crime · Immigration · MALDEF · Prison · Seneca

More Latinos live in Prison than in College housing

September 27th, 2007 · 20 Comments

We have about 2.7 inmates living in prison for every Latino college student living on campus. It is widely known that education, especially higher education, creates opportunities and lessens the likelihood of citizens entering a life of crime. This is a startling statistic, even though the comparison does not account for age differences, gender, commuter [...]

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Tags: Crime · Education · Immigration · Prison · Same-sex marriage