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Obama blames “teenagers doing stupid things” for drugs, crime, imprisonment

 We need a modern strategy that treats crime as a behavior of individuals, not demographic groups, and a criminal justice system that responds to individual characteristics. These four charts show game-changing trends in drug abuse, arrest, and imprisonment the president and major interests steadfastly ignore.

Mr. President (and Bill O’Reilly): How Did Trayvon Martin “Mess Up”?

Statistical bigotry is just bigotry. Though selectively applied to create fear toward young black men, it can be used to stigmatize any group in society, as illustrated here.

The violent black youth myth

The violent black youth myth Politico, March 27, 2012

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