‘Laissez-Faire Racism’ Remains Core of Justice System, Conference Told
November 16, 2018

The Crime Report

“The victories of the Civil Rights era have been undermined by a “laissez-faire racism” that continues the historic criminalization of people of color, an American Society of Criminology (ASC) panel was told Thursday.”

“Lawrence D. Bobo, dean of Social Science at Harvard University, said the rhetoric used by President Donald Trump and his supporters during the recent midterm election campaign to warn of a so-called invasion by Central American “criminals” was the most recent example of the prejudice that continues to distort American justice.”

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