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The fight for Black and brown children

Whether it comes to music, dress or the boundary-testing behavior common to all adolescents, discriminatory treatment by police, courts and schools has created a world where Black children don’t get to be children.
Whether it comes to music, dress or the boundary-testing behavior common to all adolescents, discriminatory treatment by police, courts and schools has created a world where Black children don’t get to be children. (Yalonda M. James/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

There is a double standard when it comes to the treatment of children of color. They are punished in schools more frequently. They are arrested more frequently. Why is this happening and why are so many Black and brown children robbed of their childhoods? Kristin Henning, author of “The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth,” uses her experiences, data and research to paint an alarming picture. Henning sits down with Mary C. Curtis to discuss the problem and potential policy solutions.

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