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FYI, there was research done in the late 1990s that used age-adjusted rates for imprisonment in studying the Hispanic immigrant crime issue. Unz is not the first to do it. See Hagan and Palloni (1999) in the journal Social Problems. Of course, the outlet for this article is academia, so the point still holds true that the information isn't widely disseminated.

Danielle Kuhl

Robinson, PA

Feb 18 2010 - 11:51am

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Would it be too much to ask of The Nation to include an actual Hispanic voice in a dialogue centered on the Hispanic crime rate? As much as I always look forward to seeing Cockburn in writing, I think it likely that neither he nor the other writer really know much at all about the Hispanic reality and experience, and probably ought not dialogue at each other about the culture and lives of an absent third party that lives in a different socioeconomic, historical and language world.

Seymour Friendly

Seattle, WA

Feb 16 2010 - 2:09pm

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