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ERIC Number: EJ837972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0005-2604
Ethno-Racial Profiling and State Violence in a Southwest Barrio
Goldsmith, Pat Rubio; Romero, Mary; Rubio-Goldsmith, Raquel; Escobedo, Manuel; Khoury, Laura
Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, v34 n1 p93-123 Spr 2009
This study, carried out in a barrio neighborhood near the U.S.-Mexican border, uses a structural violence perspective to understand the extent of and individual determinants of mistreatment of residents by immigration authorities. Results indicate that barrio residents are more likely than the U.S. population in general to experience mistreatment at the hands of state authorities. Multivariate analyses indicate that authorities dole out mistreatment especially to people who appear Mexican. Educated Latinos are also frequent targets of mistreatment, and being a native-born or naturalized U.S. citizen offers no protection. These results suggest an institutional pattern of state violence in barrios structured more by racism and nativism than by immigration status.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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