In the article, “’Your Pants Won’t Save You’: Why Black Youth Challenge Race-Based Police Surveillance and the Demands of Black Respectability Politics,” Kerrison explores black youth’s relationship with law enforcement. Interviews were conducted in June 2015 with 23 young adults who lived in Baltimore, Maryland. The study includes an examination of the idea of Black Respectability Politics, which looks at the ascribed norms for social behavior that are racialized, gendered, and class-based. Kerrison and her co-authors found that racialized social norms, which include a suggestion of appropriate “hem lengths and waistlines,” reduce young Black civilians’ capacity to trust police officers and undermine their ability to see themselves as fully respected and valued community citizens. Kerrison found that the black millennials surveyed in this study are invested in reforming existing systems and are challenging the agendas of social institutions that dismantle black growth and well-being. The study underscores the importance of the state being held accountable to its people when it comes to just and unbiased law enforcement, and the importance of a commitment to designing lasting criminal justice reform.