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Moral Judgments, Expressive Functions, And Bias In Immigration Law, Emily Ryo 2015 University of Southern California

Moral Judgments, Expressive Functions, And Bias In Immigration Law, Emily Ryo

Emily Ryo

In a lucid and trenchant style characteristic of Professor Hiroshi Motomura’s writing, Immigration Outside the Law offers rich descriptive and prescriptive analyses of three major themes underlying debates about unauthorized migration: the meaning of unlawful presence, state and local involvement in the regulation of unauthorized migration, and the integration of unauthorized migrants into American society. This review advances several ideas that I argue are important to understanding these key themes. In brief, I suggest that a more comprehensive understanding of public debates about unauthorized migration requires examining lay moral judgments about unlawful presence, the expressive functions of immigration law ...


Accusatory And Exculpatory Moves In The Hunting For “Racists” Language Game, Adam Hodges 2015 Carnegie Mellon University

Accusatory And Exculpatory Moves In The Hunting For “Racists” Language Game, Adam Hodges

Adam Hodges

Race talk in the US frequently singles out individuals as “racists,” positioning them as outliers in a society that has supposedly moved beyond race. However, this type of “language game” is premised upon a narrow understanding of racism that reduces it to individual bigotry while ignoring its systemic dimensions. This article examines the accusatory and exculpatory moves in this language game by analyzing three cases that received mainstream media attention. The analysis shows that the discursive moves ultimately work to reproduce dominant ideological assumptions, doing more to protect white privilege than to dismantle racism. This occurs even as speakers engage ...


Video Abstract: Accusatory And Exculpatory Moves In The Hunting For “Racists” Language Game, Adam Hodges 2015 Carnegie Mellon University

Video Abstract: Accusatory And Exculpatory Moves In The Hunting For “Racists” Language Game, Adam Hodges

Adam Hodges

Race talk in the US frequently singles out individuals as “racists,” positioning them as outliers in a society that has supposedly moved beyond race. However, this type of “language game” is premised upon a narrow understanding of racism that reduces it to individual bigotry while ignoring its systemic dimensions. This article examines the accusatory and exculpatory moves in this language game by analyzing three cases that received mainstream media attention. The analysis shows that the discursive moves ultimately work to reproduce dominant ideological assumptions, doing more to protect white privilege than to dismantle racism. This occurs even as speakers engage ...


La Production Sociale D'Un Savoir Sur La Criminalité Des Étrangers / The Social Production Of Knowledge On Criminality Of Ethnic Minorities, Julien Larregue 2015 Université d'Aix-Marseille III

La Production Sociale D'Un Savoir Sur La Criminalité Des Étrangers / The Social Production Of Knowledge On Criminality Of Ethnic Minorities, Julien Larregue

Julien Larregue

No abstract provided.


Detained: A Study Of Immigration Bond Hearings, Emily Ryo 2015 University of Southern California

Detained: A Study Of Immigration Bond Hearings, Emily Ryo

Emily Ryo

Immigration judges make consequential decisions that fundamentally affect the basic life chances of thousands of noncitizens and their family members every year. Yet, we know very little about how immigration judges make their decisions, including decisions about whether to release or detain noncitizens pending the completion of their immigration cases. Using original data on long-term immigrant detainees, I examine for the first time judicial decision-making in immigration bond hearings. I find that there are extremely wide variations in the average bond grant rates and bond amount decisions among judges in the study sample. What are the determinants of these bond ...


On Normative Effects Of Immigration Law, Emily Ryo 2015 University of Southern California

On Normative Effects Of Immigration Law, Emily Ryo

Emily Ryo

Can laws shape and mold our attitudes, values, and social norms, and if so, how do immigration laws affect our attitudes or views toward minority groups?  I explore these questions through a randomized laboratory experiment that examines whether and to what extent short-term exposures to anti-immigration and pro-immigration laws affect people’s implicit and explicit attitudes toward Latinos.  My analysis shows that exposure to an anti-immigration law is associated with increased perceptions among study participants that Latinos are unintelligent and law-breaking.  In contrast, I find no evidence that exposure to pro-immigration laws promoted positive attitudes toward Latinos.  Taken together, these ...


The Santa Cruz Autonomía Movement In Bolivia: A Case Of Non-Indigenous Ethnic Popular Mobilization?, Miguel Centellas 2015 University of Mississippi

The Santa Cruz Autonomía Movement In Bolivia: A Case Of Non-Indigenous Ethnic Popular Mobilization?, Miguel Centellas

Miguel Centellas

This paper discusses the recent autonomy movement in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, within a theoretical framework typically reserved for “ethnic” political or social movements. The paper begins with a brief chronology of the Santa Cruz autonomía movement as it developed into a powerful political oppositional movement during the rise of Evo Morales. In doing so, the movement’s leaders consciously adopted the organizational tactics and forms of discourse typically identified with traditional, indigenous-popular Bolivian social movements. As such, the Santa Cruz case both highlights the fluidity of multiculturalism and challenges our notions of how ethnic identity is publicly constructed.


The Role Of ‘Passing’ By Skilled Immigrants And Its Impact On Their Employment Outcomes And Wellbeing, Mario Fernando, Shamika Almeida, Melanie Randle, Shyamali Dharmage, Susan Cartwright 2015 University of Wollongong

The Role Of ‘Passing’ By Skilled Immigrants And Its Impact On Their Employment Outcomes And Wellbeing, Mario Fernando, Shamika Almeida, Melanie Randle, Shyamali Dharmage, Susan Cartwright

Mario Fernando

This paper will examine the prevalence of passing—a tactic to shield oneself from expected suffering—and the ways it is practiced by skilled immigrants in Australia to manage employers’ need for similarity in organisational membership. It seeks to establish the individual and organisational factors that promote or hinder passing by skilled immigrants, and the impact of passing on their employment outcomes and wellbeing. By examining these issues, effective strategies to improve the use of skilled immigrants’ skills, and their employment and wellbeing outcomes are discussed.


How The Black Lives Matter Movement Can Improve The Justice System, Paul H. Robinson 2015 University of Pennsylvania Law School

How The Black Lives Matter Movement Can Improve The Justice System, Paul H. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship

This op-ed piece argues that because the criminal justice system's loss of moral credibility contributes to increased criminality and because blacks are disproportionately the victims of crimes, especially violent crimes, the most valuable contribution that the Black Lives Matter movement can make is not to tear down the system’s reputation but rather to propose and support reforms that will build it up, thereby improving its crime-control effectiveness and reducing black victimization.


The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle For A Livable City, Regina Freer, Robert Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, Peter Dreier 2015 Occidental College

The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle For A Livable City, Regina Freer, Robert Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, Peter Dreier

Mark Vallianatos

While most historians, journalists, and filmmakers have focused on Los Angeles as a bastion of corporate greed, business boosterism, political corruption, cheap labor, exploited immigrants, and unregulated sprawl, The Next Los Angeles tells a different story: that of the reformers and radicals who have struggled for alternative visions of social and economic justice. In a new preface, the authors reflect on the gathering momentum of L.A.'s progressive movement, including the 2005 landslide victory of Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor.


African-Americans And The Administration Of Justice, E. Yvonne Moss, Roy Austin, Nolan Jones, Barry Krisberg, Hubert Locke, Michael Radelet, Susan Welch 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston

African-Americans And The Administration Of Justice, E. Yvonne Moss, Roy Austin, Nolan Jones, Barry Krisberg, Hubert Locke, Michael Radelet, Susan Welch

Barry A Krisberg

The status of African Americans in relationship to the administration of justice has improved since the 1940s. Significantly, however, researchers continue to find racial discrimination and racial disadvantage operating in various aspects of the criminal justice process in numerous jurisdictions. Such findings are unacceptable in a society that claims to honor equal justice under law.

This article is reprinted from Summary, Volume 1 of the Assessment of the Status of African-Americans series, published in 1990 by the William Monroe Trotter Institute, University of Massachusetts at Boston, and edited by Wornie L. Reed. Materials included in the article were adapted from ...


Impact Report 2015: University Of Dayton Human Rights Center, Mark Ensalaco 2015 University of Dayton

Impact Report 2015: University Of Dayton Human Rights Center, Mark Ensalaco

Mark Ensalaco

It is time for new thinking about human rights advocacy. This is the challenge for the global human rights research and advocacy community.

The University of Dayton Human Rights Center creates positive change through research, education and dialogue. As a leader in the global human rights community, we search for transformative solutions to systemic patterns of injustice that will bring about real change in the lives of poor people. We are committed to addressing the gap between theory and practice, between scholars and practitioners. Advocates need information to be able to develop evidence-based strategies that bring about real change. We ...


2013 Conference Report: The Social Practice Of Human Rights, Mark Ensalaco 2015 University of Dayton

2013 Conference Report: The Social Practice Of Human Rights, Mark Ensalaco

Mark Ensalaco

Universities have new importance in the global human rights movement. This was the resounding message the University of Dayton heard at its global conference on human rights advocacy in October 2013. The human rights movement is experiencing dramatic changes. Dynamic new NGOs in the global South are resetting the human rights agenda. Popular movements inspired by human rights ideals are arising around the world to demand justice. New information technologies are creating the possibility of real global solidarity. The movement must adapt. Human rights organizations must imagine new strategies to address poverty and other root causes of human rights violations ...


Fearless Friday: Chentese Stewart-Gartner, Christina L. Bassler 2015 Gettysburg College

Fearless Friday: Chentese Stewart-Gartner, Christina L. Bassler

SURGE

This week, SURGE is proud to showcase the wonderful work of Chentese Stewart-Garner!

Chentese is a sociology major with a minor in education. She’s a sophomore and originally hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently, Chentese is the program coordinator for the Black Student Union, serves as the public relations liaison for the African Student Association, is a Diversity Peer Educator on campus, and works hard as a Career Outreach Assistant for the Center for Career Development. [excerpt]


Rodney Papers At Auc Robert W. Woodruf Library, 2015 Kennesaw State University

Rodney Papers At Auc Robert W. Woodruf Library

Groundings

No abstract provided.


Contact And Board Information, 2015 Kennesaw State University

Contact And Board Information

Groundings

Updates from The Walter Rodney Foundation.


What "Context" Can Justify Walter Rodney's Assassination?, Rohit Kanhai 2015 Caribbean Daylight

What "Context" Can Justify Walter Rodney's Assassination?, Rohit Kanhai

Groundings

Like water crashing over the seawalls, there has been a rush of explanations, based on “context” to justify the shifting political sands, as it swirls with the waves. The “sands of time” seems to have shifted the “line in the sand” so much so, that all commonsense seems to have deserted the land of Guyana. In the midst of this debate are Walter Rodney and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA). The debaters are WPA members and supporters. The debate itself would make such identities questionable. There are hints of George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984 in terms of ...


Rodney's Legacy Matters, Beyond Guyana, Anne Braithwaite 2015 Justice for Walter Rodney Committee

Rodney's Legacy Matters, Beyond Guyana, Anne Braithwaite

Groundings

Guyana’s President Granger has refused a mere two more weeks for the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (WRCOI) to unearth the truth — after 34 years of evasion. The Commission of Inquiry (WRCOI) to unearth the truth — after 34 years of evasion. The commissioners have been ordered by the Granger government to submit a report by 30 November 2015.


Walter Rodney Commission Of Inquiry Was About Justice Delayed, Wazir Mohamed 2015 Indiana Univeristy East

Walter Rodney Commission Of Inquiry Was About Justice Delayed, Wazir Mohamed

Groundings

The Justice for Walter Rodney Committee has been following with interest the statements of the current government of Guyana through its spokespersons, Ministers Basil Williams (Attorney General) and Raphael Trotman (Governance Minister). From the statements attributed to these officials, their comments demonstrate that they are on a campaign to disparage, denigrate, and thus create the impression that the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry did not accomplish anything of substance. It is not clear why this would be in the interest of the government of Guyana.


Student Protest At Atlanta Cnn Center: A Photo-Narrative, Julian Plowden 2015 www.candidinatlanta.com

Student Protest At Atlanta Cnn Center: A Photo-Narrative, Julian Plowden

Groundings

Photojournalist Julian Plowden chronicles the protests in downtown Atlanta at the CNN Center in the summer of 2014.


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