JustSouth Publications

Institute staff and collaborators disseminate their research and analysis and education on Institute core issues of race, poverty, and migration, their interconnections, and Catholic Social Teaching through a variety of publications and reports:

The JustSouth E-News is published in months in which our JustSouth Quarterly is not published, usually six to seven times a year. It usually includes articles by the staff, links to new reports and releases from regional and national sources on race, poverty, and migration, upcoming Institute events, and occasional “action alerts” about pressing social policy matters. View archives »

The JustSouth Quarterly is the principle journal for in-depth research and writing of the Institute staff and collaborators. It reflects our research, analysis and education, as well as content from our periodic conferences and events. View archives »

In addition, the Institute publishes occasional issue papers, the texts of addresses by the staff and colleagues, and JSRI conference documents as free-standing reports to supplement our regular publications. View archives »

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Quarterly: The Public Space: Confrontations and Controls

Dr. Nicholas Mitchel examines communal spaces for demonstrations and advocacy. 

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Quarterly: In Defiance of Hidden Deaths

Dr. Nik Mitchell discusses Black Lives Matter as a living philosophy. 

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E-Newsletter: Still Separate, Still Unequal

U.S. and Gulf South School Segregation

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E-Newsletter: A Slave on the Fourth

Frederick Douglas and the 4th of July

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E-Newsletter: Get Smart Louisiana: Reforms open way for smarter, comprehensive sentencing in the future

Louisiana is getting smart on crime. Now is the time to get even smarter and follow the lead of neighboring states like Texas and Mississippi that have enacted comprehensive sentencing legislation.

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E-Newsletter: What is Louisiana #1 in?

Out of Control: Pope Denounces Criminal Justice Systems

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E-Newsletter: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Becoming maladjusted for the beloved community

Dr. Alex Mikulich reminds us of the call of Dr. King to resist systemic and structural injustice in all its forms. 

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Quarterly: In Praise of Newcomers

A major criticism leveled against recent newcomers to the United States is that they are “takers” creating an economic drain on the nation. Not only are they takers, critics lament, but also categorically “illegal,” echoing past racist associations of criminality with African-Americans and many other people of color.

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E-Newsletter: Gutting the Voting Rights Act

On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively gutted the enforcement provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, Attorney General et al.  In the words of Congressman John L. Lewis, who risked life and limb in the struggle for Civil Rights, the Court struck a “dagger in the heart” of the Voting Rights Act.

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E-Newsletter: Their Stake in Medicaid Expansion

A report this month from the Kaiser Family Foundation highlights the disproportionately negative impact on people of color of decisions by Gulf South governors and legislatures and those in other states. 

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