Apparently, wearing a hoodie at night in the rain, selling loose cigarettes on the street, or just walking down the street can land a young black man in a body bag.
Kellie Carter Jackson
Kellie Carter Jackson is an assistant professor of history at Hunter College-CUNY. She works on African-American history, political violence, slavery and abolitionism, and historical film.
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