Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I'll Bet This Won't Count...

...against white immigration. After all, only brown people commit crimes. On the other hand, folks with working brains might actually get a truthful view of immigration from this book.
The volume provides important insights about past understandings of immigration and crime, many based on theories that have proven to be untrue or racially biased, as well as offering new scholarship on salient topics. Overall, the contributors argue that fears of immigrant crime are largely unfounded, as immigrants are themselves often more likely to be the victims of discrimination, stigmatization, and crime rather than the perpetrators.

My emphasis.

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