"Jacked Up sensitively captures the complex of forces that bear down on a youth population we know very little about, helping us to understand the violence enacted
upon them and by them, the turbulence and entanglements of Hawaii’s colonial past, racial and gender injustice, the penalty of poverty and the fallout from youth incarceration. A thoughtful ethnography."—Amy L. Best, Author Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture and Fast Cars, Cool Rides: The Accelerating World of Youth and Their Cars
"This remarkable book demonstrates the incredible spirit of resilience that young people generate as they encounter poverty, racism, violence, and institutional failure and neglect. Irwin and Umemoto insightfully demonstrate the processes and programs that work in changing the punitive treatment that marginalized youths receive. This riveting ethnography provides readers with a rare look at the experiences of young women within the juvenile justice system."—Victor Rios, Author Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
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Another View of Paradise. OG Slick’s mural, titled “Can’t Save the Queen,” captures the continuing politics of colonialism in contemporary Hawai’i — politics that were top of mind for the teens in Jacked Up and Unjust.
To see the words of Queen Lili’oukalani’s protest letter to President McKinley, June 7, 1897: http://libweb.hawaii.edu/digicoll/annexation/protest/liliu5.html
More about Honolulu murals and Slick’s art: http://www.streetartnews.net/2015/02/pow-wow-hawaii-15-og-slick-creates-new.html
Thanks to Slick for permission to use his mural for Jacked Up and Unjust. Photo credit belongs to Brandon Shigeta.