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RALEIGH (WTVD) — The plight of Black girls in Wake County schools was in full focus, Thursday night, at a virtual town hall organized by the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute of Advocacy and Social Action.

Researchers at Georgetown Law found adults view Black girls as more adult-like and less-innocent than white girls which can lead to teachers or administrators projecting negative stereotypes onto young Black women as angry or aggressive — a racist trope that current Wake School Board Member Monika Johnson-Hostler admitted to the panel she felt as a girl and still feels today.

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