Social Justice in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Social Justice in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

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The U.S.-Mexico Border Region is among the poorest geographical areas in the United States. The region has been long characterized by dual development, poor infrastructure, weak schools, health disparities and low-wage employment. More recently, the region has been affected by the violence associated with a drug and crime war in Mexico. The premise of this book is that the U.S.-Mexico Border Region is subject to systematic oppression and that the so-called social pathologies that we see in the region are by-products of social and economic injustice in the form of labor exploitation, environmental racism, immigration militarism, institutional sexism and discrimination, health inequities, a political economy based on low-wage labor, and the globalization of labor and capital. The chapters address a variety of examples of injustice in the areas of environment, health disparity, migration unemployment, citizenship, women and gender violence, mental health, and drug violence. The book proposes a pathway to development.An external nonprofit organization with social work professionals, Communities in Schools, also has a presence at many schools in Ysleta District. ... Each campus designates one person per grade level to monitor the documentation of service hours and ensures the inclusion of ... The service must be performed without monetary compensation, and hours shall be accumulated in the form of time. Servicesanbsp;...

Title:Social Justice in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Author: Mark Lusk, Kathleen Staudt, Eva Moya
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-06-12

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