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PHILADELPHIA: Javon Grant has come up with a plan for what to do should he cross paths with a police officer: Get as far away as possible.Javon and his peers are coming of age in the era of Tamir Rice, Jordan Davis and Michael Brown.Together, they watched a video of Alton Sterling, who was shot several times Tuesday while being held down by Baton Rouge police officers in front of a convenience store where he was selling CDs.Slouched in his chair in jeans, a black T-shirt and a pair of Michael Jordan Nike tennis shoes, Javon shook his head and sat quietly, staring ahead for several moments before speaking.Xavier Revell is 15 but with his frame could be mistaken for a young man. It's an error that has cost other black teenage boys. A 2014 study published in the American Psychological Association's Journal of Personality and Social Psychology concluded that black boys as young as 10 are more likely to be mistaken as older, be perceived as guilty and face police violence if accused of a crime.Vince Carter agreed.The 32-year-old black man said he has been stopped numerous times by police while driving in Philadelphia.
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