The Way I See It: Black Youth and Racial Injustice

Lecture Description

Criminality and its relation to Black youth, for all its singularities, continues to resonate as a national concern; however, few are willing to accept the reality of their plight. “The Way I See It” is an overview of Suddler’s book, Presumed Criminal, where he points to a critical shift in the carceral turn between the 1930s and 1960s when state responses to juvenile delinquency increasingly criminalized Black youths and tethered their lives to a justice system that became less rehabilitative and more punitive.

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