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High arrest, incarceration rates for minority youth

African Americans comprised 18 percent of the state’s youth population but 57 percent of youth arrested; Latino youth are nearly twice as likely as whites to be detained.

Various experts and policymakers are expected to join community members, especially youth, in an open forum discussing the disproportionate arrest and incarceration of African American and Latino youth, Tuesday, April 20, 7 p.m. at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone.

It’s co-sponsored by the Invisible Institute and Chicago Public Radio, part of WBEZ’s ongoing series, Inside and Out.  Steve Edwards will moderate.

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