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Criminal Justice

JUSTICE REFORM IN LA: On the Cusp

“Data on racial inequality and the legacy of structural racism that is foundational to hyper-incarceration of Black and Brown men and women are legion. Moreover, the stories of so many African American families negatively impacted by the justice system animate the data and research, making the numbers more compelling.”

Kelly Lytle Hernandez is a professor of History, African American Studies, and Urban Planning at UCLA where she holds The Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and is the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.