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Alice Goffman's TED Talk, How We’re Priming Some Kids for College- and Others for Prison, take a great look at inequality in our criminal justice system and incarceration rates. This talk would be an excellent edition for Law & Justice, Government, or a unit on inequality in society.
My worksheet contains 15 questions and an answer key has been provided for your convenience. The talk is 16 minutes in length.
From TED.com: "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?""
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