TED - Alice Goffman: How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison

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https://archive.org/details/AliceGoffman_2015
Editor: Petter Reinholdtsen
Category: Samfunn
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Length: 0:16:09 (filler)
First broadcast: May 23, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

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?”

TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.