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Feb 24

Iowa State Lectures Program: Mexican Americans and the Administration of Justice, 18970-Today (Virtual)

Wed / February 24, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

U.S. Latino/a Studies Faculty Lectures Series, Spring 2021

The title of this presentation is drawn from a 1970 study conducted by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and entitled “Mexican Americans and the Administration of Justice in the Southwest.” That study, a first of its kind exploration of the Mexican community and the criminal justice system, found that the justice system in its totality discriminated against Mexican Americans. This presentation tests that analysis by demarcating Mexican American and police interactions from 1970 to the present day.

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