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  • Steve is a victim of store types in the court room. 
  • Just because Steve is black the jury wants to sentence him 25 to life.
  • The judge and jurors think that Steve is guilty just because he hangs around a bad part of town and lives in the ghetto.
  • In the book Monster by Walter Dean Myers the main character Steve is on trial for murder when a robbery went wrong Throughout the book Steve is stereotyped and discriminated because he is a young black kid who lives in the ghetto.
  • Throughout the whole book, Steve is treated like a criminal just because he is associated with the men he is on trial with.
  •  ''The jury believed you were guilty the moment they laid eyes on you. You're young, you're black, and you're on trial. What else do they need to know'' (Myers 78-79).
  • Connection
  • crime did you commit 
  • ''So, although you want to vouch for his character, isn't it fair to say that you don’t know what he does when he goes to his neighborhood and you go home to yours'' (Myers 236).
  •  ''So you're acquainted with everyone in this robbery, is that-'' (Myers 233).
  • Many people are put away just because of the color of there skin
  • i am black
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