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"New Faces in a Changing America is a comprehensive, penetrating, authoritative, and provocative examination of what it means to be multiracial in this country. With contributions by the leading thinkers, activists, and researchers on the subject, it admirably links theory and the powerful lived experiences of mixed-race people. This book will be the most important reference source on the subject for many years." -- James P. Allen, California State University, Northridge New Faces in a Changing America examines the multiracial experience, its history and the political issues and consequences surrounding biracial and multiracial identity, bringing together top names in the field to give readers cutting edge views and insights gained from contemporary research.

Gang Affiliation and Self-Esteem: The Effects of a Mixed-Heritage Identity
Gang affiliation and self-esteem: The effects of a mixed-heritage identity
Patricia O'DonnellBrummettLoretta I.WintersCalifornia State University, Northridge
Prevalence of Gangs and Gang Crime

According to the National Youth Gang Survey, in 1998 there were approximately 28,700 gangs in the United States with 780,200 active gang members (U.S. Department of Justice, 2000). In California in 1998, 22% of all homicides were gang related, and more homicide victims aged 5 through 17 died as a result of gang- or drug-related activities than from any other circumstance known (California Department of Justice, 1998). The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) estimates that in the city of Los Angeles in April 2001 there were 407 gangs with 56,471 active gang members.1 Furthermore, these gang ...

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