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The press has a habit of covering the actions of white adults and youth of color quite differently.

“Black youth, perceived as chattel, served in the same labor roles as Black adults.

He says that Black children may be seen as adults by the time they are 13 years old.

“I think there’s actually research that shows that police are more likely to overestimate the age of Black youth compared to white youth,” said Robin Hoecker, an assistant professor of journalism at DePaul.

Adam Toledo faced this harsh reality, even after his death.

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