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Prisoner Racial Stereotypes

Recently, I read a book called Monster, a 1999 novel by Walter Dean Meyers.
At the back of the book reads:

Steve Harmon's black.
He's in jail, maybe forever.
He's on trial for murder.
And he's sixteen years old.
Back cover of the book "Monster"

This makes me wondering if we replace the word "black" with "white," what would the reader expect for him to be on trial for?
The immediate answer from most people, would be "rape."

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