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Alice Goffman, How We're Priming Some Kids for College , and Others for Prison

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In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison - sometimes starting with relatively minor infractions. In an impassioned talk she asks, "Why are we offering only handcuffs and jail time?
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : TED Conferences LLC, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (16 min., 5 sec.)) : color and sound
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Additional Contributors: Films Media Group
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