Don’t Color Them Bad

Don’t Color Them Bad

September 3, 2014 | by Kiara Harris-Mende | Los Angeles Wave

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Participants in the Social Justice Learning Institute attended Youth Advocacy Day in Sacramento, California, earlier this month, where they addressed legislators about eliminating racial disparities in student discipline standards. This article quotes NCCD’s research on youth deincarceration, which found that when white and black youth with similar histories are charged with the same offenses, black youth are six times more likely to be incarcerated in public institutions. Latino youth are three times more likely than white youth to be incarcerated under similar circumstances.

Participants in the Social Justice Learning Institute attended Youth Advocacy Day in Sacramento, California, earlier this month, where they addressed legislators about eliminating racial disparities in student discipline standards. This article quotes NCCD’s research on youth deincarceration, which found that when white and black youth with similar histories are charged with the same offenses, black youth are six times more likely to be incarcerated in public institutions. Latino youth are three times more likely than white youth to be incarcerated under similar circumstances.

To read the article, click here.

To learn about NCCD’s work in youth deincarceration, click here.