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Film 5 - Latino Data Gap

If you don’t ask an accurate question, you can’t get an accurate answer. Angel Sánchez, a law student at Miami School of Law working against the disenfranchisement of minority groups, brings this to light in The Latino Data Gap, the film that exposes how Latinos are over-represented but undercounted in the criminal justice system. Despite the diversity of the country, criminal justice is still very often a black and white world with consequences and challenges outlined in the video.

Película 5 - Brecha de datos de la población latina

Si no hace una pregunta precisa, no puede obtener una respuesta precisa. Angel Sánchez, un
estudiante de la escuela de leyes de Miami que trabaja en contra de la privación de derechos
de los grupos minoritarios, lo saca a la luz en la Brecha de Datos de la Población Latina (The
Latino Data Gap), la película que expone cómo las personas latinas están sobrerrepresentadas,

pero no son incluidos de igual forma en las estadísticas del sistema de justicia penal. A pesar de
la diversidad del país, la justicia penal sigue siendo muy a menudo un mundo en blanco y negro
con consecuencias y desafíos descritos en el video.

Director: Jonathan DeCamps

Featured Interview:

  • Ángel Sánchez, Law student at the Miami School of Law

 

When it comes to collecting information and collecting data what we realize is that there is a gap in the data with respect to Latinos. Where are the Hispanics in the data? And what we found out is that for a longtime they had been collecting data in this country that said that you’re Black or you’re white and didn’t take account of your ethnicity. The problem with that is that if we don’t have data, we can’t tell the story and we don’t really know how Hispanics are being impacted here in Florida and across the country.”

- Ángel Sánchez

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