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California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest update:December 10, 1998
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Introduction:"They Call Us Violent"
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation
There is a strong ideology in this society that young Black and Latino males are the most violent and criminal population in our society, "the violent minority." This paper investigates this ideology for its validity and reviews national and local crime statistics to determine the extent to which crime reports reflect the concept. The paper will also develop the concept of interdependence of narratives in which the narrative of young Black and Latino males has yet to be heard in good faith.