Teenage Wasteland

Marche Taylor, like many teens around this time of the year, showed up at her prom in Houston, TX dressed to impress. The party was being held in a ballroom at the Sugar Land Marriott, but Taylor only got as far as the lobby. A school official told her that her dress did not meet the dress code; Taylor argued and then tried to get her money back. Someone called the cops. Taylor was escorted from the establishment in handcuffs. Really? Was that necessary? Don't forget about that Human Rights Watch report that says black people are disproportionately incarcerated. On the one hand, girls can be mentally damaged from sexualization in advertising; on the other hand, should a prom dress land a young woman in handcuffs? [KHOU]