5th period SJCA
Latino justice issues in the news

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In the article, "Group Wants Special Prosecutor for Washington State Slain Mexican Case" by Curtis Skinner in the New York Times, the article places a particular emphasis on the social and legal injustices present when it comes to race. Similar to the Ferguson case, the families and Latino community are calling for action to be placed in regards to the prosecution of the policemen, as they feel the current prosecutor sides too much with the police, they call for a fair and just investigation of the man who was killed for ironically advocating for less police brutality. Overall, the article draws much attention to the problems associated with this case. The bias and racism involved seek to maintain the status quo of the event, and ignore the problems that are present in the area. Hopefully, the city will be able to resolve its problems in a just but calm manner.

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2015/03/04/world/americas/04reuters-usa-police-washington.html

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@allexweil good job, this seems like a very interesting article that shows a view not really known publically

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@josephcahn22 This is a really interesting article about issues that most people don't even think about. Good job!

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http://www.latintimes.com/immigration-not-top-social-issue-hispanics-study-finds-education-more-important-amongst-176996

When people think about Latinos and the social issues that can revolve around them, the first thing that comes to mind a lot is the issue of immigration. After a recent survey though, it shows that Latinos worry about much different things, rather than immigration. It is now known that Latinos worry most about education, followed by jobs and the economy and healthcare. While immigration is not their biggest concern, it is still amongst around one third of their population that concerns about immigration. Latinos and blacks seem to be experiencing a rising level of segregation towards them, while all they want is a good education and to pursue higher education. Studies show that almost half of the American public school system is non white, with Latinos coming in at around 24 percent. The same diversity does not occur with teachers though, with 86 percent being white. It is time to stop stereotyping Latinos with immigration and focus on the issue at hand that affects all of us, such as education and the economy.

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@emilyli I really liked this article because when I think about it, it is 100 percent correct. Latinos already have to sometimes deal with ridiculous stereotypes and the fact that there are slim to no important figures that children and even teens can relate with only adds on to the issue. There have been some amazing Latino figures in the past that no one ever mentions, and I believe that if we integrate even some of these figures more in the educational system, things might change for Latinos, it might not be major, but it would only produce positive results.