Do you believe black youth are treated
|As long as we remain an underserved community there will always be a direct assault on black men and the community as a whole.
||Jacquetta Van Zandt
Young Professional Network
|I don’t feel it’s fair. Even on a celebrity level: look at the way they handled both Chris Brown and Charlie Sheen’s situations.
| I think there’s a lot of systemic racism in the treatment of black people.
Associate Director, UMass Boston
|Though there are certain relations which are beneficial to our young men — and have our young men’s best interest at heart — I believe there are also those who feel blacks should be put away and that rehabilitation is not the answer.
Founder, Diamond Educators, Inc.
|The criminal justice system needs to do more in terms of education, job training and housing, so that young men coming out of the system can be self-sufficient.
Executive Director, Street Safe
|I think they’re unjustly treated and it seems like they’re incarcerated longer and trying to permanently handicap them with CORI.
Mental Health Worker