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Some blacks see a racial double standard in Kavanaugh case

October 2, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some minorities see a racial double standard at work when they hear supporters of Brett Kavanaugh write off the sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee as a case of “boys will be boys.”

Some complain that when young blacks get into trouble, their actions rarely are viewed as youthful folly in the way that the misdeeds of privileged whites are.

Studies, in fact, show young blacks are often perceived as older and less innocent than whites their age.

And some scholars and others say that translates into African-American youths being demonized, arrested, incarcerated and sometimes killed.

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