I think there are some healthy reasons why stereotypes of black male teens exist. After being mugged by 5 black teenage boys wearing hooded parkas, I can understand the fear that any other person, of any skin color could feel when confronted by a black male teen whose eyes cannot be seen. I am also sad and frankly, disillusioned that this same attention isn’t given to black teens who kill other black teens, which happens far more frequently. Why is that? To me this has turned into a race issue, when I think it’s really a gun issue.