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August 26, 2014 6:09 PM

Robinson: When mistakes become deadly for young, black males

To be young, male and black in America means not being allowed to make mistakes. Forgetting this can be fatal. Most if not all young men go through a period between adolescence and adulthood when they are likely to engage in risky behavior without grasping the consequences. If they are white – well, boys will be boys. But if they are black, they are treated as men and assumed to have malicious intent.

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