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Latino Voices: The Impacts of Crime and Criminal Justice Policies on Latinos


Latinos under 30 are 2.5 times as likely to be murdered as whites of the same age. Latinos are more likely to be threatened or attacked with a gun. And when Latinos report  crimes, the report can be less likely to lead to an arrest than when whites are victims of the same crimes. Because Latinos…


Diabetes Tied to a Third of CA Hospital Stays, Driving Health Care Costs Higher


Increasing diabetes prevalence has been found to be a primary driver of increased health care costs in the United States.This policy brief examines the impact of diabetes on hospitalizations and related hospitalization costs in California. Using 2011 hospital patient discharge data and annual financial data from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), this study found that patients with diabetes represented…


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Immigrant Children

Standing with Children

When I look at the pictures of the children that are in the US Customs and Border Protection detention centers, I cannot help but see the faces of my seven and fourteen year-old sons.  I see photographs of these children and cannot fathom the circumstances that would cause them to undertake a 1,700 mile journey…

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Overcoming Our Environment

Many times I wonder why the Latino community has such a large and disproportionate percentage of dropouts, teen pregnancy, low-income families, and type 2 diabetes and heart disease patients. Frederick Jackson Turner argues that one’s environment defines who one is in terms of behavior and the decisions one makes. As in many other communities, this…

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