What's missing from the story of criminal justice in the U.S.?
For as long as this country has existed, mainstream narrative has depicted Latinos as alien, illegal, somehow predisposed to criminality… stubborn remnants of colonizing practices seldom discussed yet perpetually embedded in the U.S.’s criminal justice system. The criminal justice system needs to be not just reformed but dismantled. DECOLONIZED.
But in order to decolonize oppression, we must first make visible the voices of those most impacted by it. Latinos have historically been over-represented in the nation’s penal system, while underrepresented at the tables where their fates are being determined. That’s why we created the Decolonize Justice documentary series.