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The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth

Presented by The City Club of Cleveland at The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland OH

Nov 18 2022
The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth

Kristin Henning, Blume Professor of Law, Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic & Initiative, Georgetown Law, speaks at the City Club.

What happens when teachers, law enforcement, and other adults in positions of authority are less protective and more punitive with certain kids? Recent research has uncovered an “Adultification Bias” against Black girls, who are viewed as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers. Natural Black hair and fashion continue to be dress coded. Even Black preschoolers are suspended at shockingly high rates. In her new book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black

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This forum is sold out, but a livestream is available at on Friday Nov. 18 at noon.

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After the forum, a book signing with the author will be available. A Cultural Exchange, a nonprofit multicultural arts and literacy project, will be on site for book sales.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12:00pm. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

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