Los emigrantes  by Rafael Barradas, 1912

Los emigrantes by Rafael Barradas, 1912

Part 4: On Race

Part Four, “On Race,” provides readings, reports, and multimedia resources for understanding and analyzing current and historical intersections between race, prisons, and immigration enforcement.



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The State of Black Immigrants Part I: A Statistical Portrait of Black Immigrants in the United States,” and “Part II: Black Immigrants in the Mass Criminalization System.” Black Alliance for Just Immigration and NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, September 2016.

Travis County Jail in 2015: Data points to racism and longer confinement of African Americans, Grassroots Leadership, July 2017.

Shadow Report of Grassroots Leadership and Justice Strategies to The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Regarding Criminal Prosecutions of Migrants for Immigration Offenses and Substandard Privately-Operated Segregated Prisons, Grassroots Leadership and Justice Strategies, July 2014.

More Resources

An Unforgiving Legal System Welcomes Black Immigrants to America,” interview with Carl Lipscombe of BAJI, Longreads, July 2017. 

Bill Moyers interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of “A Case for Reparations”:

Broken on All Sides, dir. Matthew Pillischer (2012)

13th, directed by Ava DuVernay, Kandoo Films (2016)

The Stoop podcast on black diaspora and identity: