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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

Obama needs better plan for youth

Obama needs better plan for youth Politico, January 30, 2012

Second Chance Act funding threatened
Of the $2.3 billion currently allocated in the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill, $0 is included in the Senate's version for Second Chance Act funding.  Although full funding would require $165 million, there is an opportunity to restore, at least a portion of this crucial funding for fiscal year 2012.  President Obama has requested $100 million and the House of Representatives request includes $70 million; however, agreement from both the House and the Senate appropriations…

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