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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 Paralegal Roslindale
I think stereotypes are the main reason. Also, where we come from. Our history makes a difference. — Jomo Slusher Student Allston
I think police mistrust people. They like to bother minorities more. But I know drugs are not just present in minority populations. — Liz Pakula Retired West Roxbury
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 Roxbury
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 Student Roxbury
Poverty is a factor. Lack of education is another. Youths who have more education are less likely to engage in illegal activity. — Toni Miller Student Roxbury
Why do you think black teens are more likely than white teens to be arrested on drug charges?