by Kristin Henning
Drawing upon 25 years of experience representing Black youth in Washington D.C.'s juvenile court, attorney Kris Henning confronts America's irrational, manufactured fears of Black youth and clearly shows that they receive unequal legal treatment. She explains how discriminatory and aggressive policing has caused a generation of Black teenagers to fear, resent, and resist the police. Seen as a threat, Black youth are denied healthy adolescent development. She examines the criminalization of Black adolescent play and sexuality, and of Black fashion, hair and music.
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