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Preliminary Report On Race And Washington’S Criminal Justice System, Robert S. Chang Jan 2012

Preliminary Report On Race And Washington’S Criminal Justice System, Robert S. Chang

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For this Report, the Research Working Group reviewed evidence on disproportionality in Washington’s criminal justice system and considered whether crime commission rates accounted for this disproportionality. They found that crime commission rates by race and ethnicity are largely unknown and perhaps unknowable, but that some researchers simply take arrest rates as good proxies for underlying commission rates for all crimes. They found that use of arrest rates likely overstates black crime commission rates for several reasons. But even if arrest rates are used as a proxy for underlying crime commission rates, the extent of racial disproportionality is not explained ...


The Muslim Manchurian Candidate: Barack Obama, Rumors, And Quotidian Hermeneutics, Bryan Adamson Jan 2011

The Muslim Manchurian Candidate: Barack Obama, Rumors, And Quotidian Hermeneutics, Bryan Adamson

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This article examines the rumors about President Barack Obama which accused him of being Muslim, unpatriotic, and a terrorist sympathizer. Despite ample evidence that the rumors were patently false, on Election Day, fully 10% of the voters continued to believe that he was Muslim. In addition, many continued to harbor the pernicious racial, socio-ethnic, and religious biases that shaped the rumors. This article asks, and answers “why” the rumors persisted.

This article provides an answer from a unique communication theory perspective. This article first mines the sources of the Obama rumors, and how those rumors were amplified in the media ...


Slums, Slumdogs, And Resistance, Tayyab Mahmud Jan 2010

Slums, Slumdogs, And Resistance, Tayyab Mahmud

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