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Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York
Carl Suddler, Assistant Professor of History, Emory University

In Conversation with Michael Dickinson, Assistant Professor of History, VCU

A stark disparity exists between black and white youth experiences in the justice system today. Black youths are perceived to be older and less innocent than their white peers. When it comes to incarceration, race trumps class, and even as black youths articulate their own experiences with carceral authorities, many Americans remain surprised by the inequalities they continue to endure. In this revealing book, Carl Suddler brings to light a much longer history of the policies and strategies that tethered the live

Carl Sudder Bio: Carl Suddler is an Assistant Professor of History at Emory University. His primary historical research interests examine the intersections of youth, race, and crime in the United States. His work has appeared in scholarly and popular outlets such as the Journal of American History, the Journal of African American History, American Studies Journal, the Journal of Sports History, as well as op-eds for the Washington Post, The Conversation, HuffPost, Bleacher Report, and the Brookings Institute. Suddler has appeared on venues such as CNN, ABC News, Al Jazeera, and NPR. His first book, Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York, was published by New York University Press in 2019

Feb 19, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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