White But Not Equal: Mexican Americans, Jury Discrimination, and the Supreme Court

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Check out "A Class Apart" - the new PBS American Experience documentary that explores this historic case! In 1952 in Edna, Texas, Pete Hernandez, a twenty-one-year-old cotton picker, got into a fight with several men and was dragged from a tavern, robbed, and beaten. Upon reaching his home he collected his .22-caliber rifle, walked two miles back to the tavern, and shot one of the assailants. With forty eyewitnesses and a confession, the case appeared to be open and shut. Yet Hernandez v. Texas turned into one of the ...

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White But Not Equal: Mexican Americans, Jury Discrimination, and the Supreme Court
2008, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816527519

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