The Demonization of African American Youth

The Demonization of African American Youth

 August 26, 2013

The demonization of African American youth as ever-worse murderers, drug dealers, and criminals perpetrated by the right and left alike–when in fact, murder and other crime by black youth has fallen to 50-year lows and comprises only a tiny fraction of the nation’s homicide and crime toll–is addressed in three new Youth Facts blogs:

The myth of youthful drug offenders (Reuters op-ed).

Why the Gigantic, Decades-Long Drop in Black Youth Crime Threatens Major Interests (Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice)

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