Racism, Latinos, and the Public Policy Process traces the process by which race and racism are infused into the public policy process. This book provides a definition and short history of racism with a discussion of how individuals learn and absorb racial ideas and how these ideas become essential elements of the public policy process. Discussion of the three policy areas, gun control, immigration and voting rights, provide new insights into the relationship between decisional and individual belief structures and the decisional process.
Chapter One – Racism Defined
Chapter Two – Racism and the Public Policy Process
Chapter Three – The Socio-Economic-Psychological-Ideological Elements of the State Matrix
Chapter Four – How the Public Policy Process Creates a Racial Shield?
Chapter Five – Racial Intent Revisited and Some Concluding Thoughts