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“America the Beautiful and Violent” is a case study amplifying structural inequalities and tensions in neighbourhoods around the world

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The Caribbean Camera spoke to Dean Dexter Voisin about his new book America the Beautiful and Violent: Black Youth and Neighbourhood Trauma in Chicago at a recent event in Toronto.

Writes Lincoln DePradine:

The book revolves around five youth, whose names have been changed to protect their identity, and their families and communities.

“It’s a story of young people from young people’s perspective,’’ Voisin said. “About what happens in their communities; how they see violence; how they come to understand the violent structures that keep them in the shadow of the stars and the stripes. But, more importantly, how they’re being resilient and finding their way pass that and how communities are rebuilding themselves.’’

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