I think black teens are just profiled more than white kids are. It has a lot to do with the politics of our community.
— Dewayne Vaughn
I think stereotypes are the main reason. Also, where we come from. Our history makes a difference.
— Jomo Slusher
I think police mistrust people. They like to bother minorities more. But I know drugs are not just present in minority populations.
— Liz Pakula
It’s because of where they live and how they grow up. If their parents use drugs, they’re more likely to use drugs.
— Rose Dihigo
Drug and Alcohol Counselor
I think it’s more or less education. People in the black community don’t understand the laws and they think they need to earn cash now. They need more education and opportunity.
— Shawntell Usher
Poverty is a factor. Lack of education is another. Youths who have more education are less likely to engage in illegal activity.
— Toni Miller