Latino Rights And Justice In The United States: Perspectives And Approaches

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The U.S. Census Bureau describes Latinos/as as “the largest minority ethnic community” in the United States. Yet biases and unequal treatment still plague this growing population, and its struggles to secure equal rights and justice remain largely unknown. Linking the international and domestic dimensions of the Latino/a presence in the United States, this book explores the historical and contemporary Latino/a experience of discrimination and economic and social injustice. Using Latino/a viewpoints, author José Luis Morín provides a deeper understanding of pressing issues within these communities, giving insights into the elusiveness of equality and fairness for Latinos/as in the United States. Morín also offers ideas on how to expose and reduce bias and other inequities within the justice system and the greater society.In addition to presenting an alternative approach to working with Latino/a youths and families, this book calls for a broadening of existing concepts of rights and justice in the United States. In so doing, Morín incorporates international human rights norms and principles of economic, social, and cultural rights to address the persistent inequalities and injustices that Latino/a communities confront in the United States.

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José Luis Morín is an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Puerto Rican/Latin American Studies Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. He teaches in the areas of criminal justice, civil rights, international human rights, international criminal justice, U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, and Latino/a and ethnic studies. Prior to joining the faculty at John Jay College, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where he taught courses on international law and indigenous peoples’ rights. Morín has also worked for many years as a civil rights and international human rights attorney.

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" . . . a fine overview of a major phenomenon in contemporary American society." -- D.O. Friedrichs, CHOICE

"...an excellent primer on who Latino/as are in the United States...." -- Latino Studies

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