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Scarface Myth

  • By: Jacob I. Stowell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Scarface myth refers to a set of beliefs about the violent and crime-prone nature of a specific group of Cuban immigrants, known as Marielitos. The myth gets its name from the character of Scarface, portrayed by Al Pacino in the ...

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