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October 09, 2020Adultification Bias

Lesson of the Day: ‘A Battle for the Souls of Black Girls’

Nicole Daniels

Lesson Overview Featured Article: “‘A Battle for the Souls of Black Girls’” by Erica L. Green, Mark Walker and Eliza Shapiro For years,...

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October 06, 2020Adultification Bias

In Schools, Black Girls Confront Both Racial and Gender Bias

Brooke LePage

The NWLC released a 2018 report titled “Dress Coded: Black Girls, Bodies, and Bias in D.C. Schools” that detailed their findings from interviews with Black...

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September 14, 2020Adultification Bias

When A Black Teenager Killed Her Rapist, Kenosha Had No Tolerance For Vigilante Justice.

Leah Carroll

Black girls meanwhile, find far less empathy. They are routinely seen as older than they are, and sexualized by society at a young...

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September 14, 2020Adultification Bias

Stop Calling Young Black Girls “Grown.” They’re Kids.

Tiffany D. Jackson

As we saw after the R. Kelly documentary, people will lay blame on everyone and everything rather than the responsible party—the perpetrator, the...

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September 14, 2020Adultification Bias

How the Adultification of Black Girls Is Stealing Their Childhoods and Derailing Their Futures.

Andrea Reindl

In Blake’s study, Black women shared anecdotal evidence of the challenges they faced when simply interacting with teachers at school. “he minute that...

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September 02, 2020Adultification Bias

Through doll play, an L.A. therapist reminds Black girls of their innocence.

Laura Newberry

The seeds for the doll group were planted in spring 2019, when Curry had just begun giving one-on-one therapy to girls in need...

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August 26, 2020Adultification Bias

The Reaction to Megan Thee Stallion’s Alleged Shooting Is Misogynoir in Action: Experts.

Manisha Krishnan

“It grows out of this idea about our humanity and that we are seen as less than human, not actually women, some other...

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August 21, 2020Juvenile Justice

What Fuels the Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison-Pipeline.

Hallie Parker and Chloe Johnson

“There’s a hostility that’s often there. If you are deferential and submissive you get a little better treatment,” said Chapman. “But anytime you...

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August 21, 2020Adultification Bias

NYC Pushes Toward Goal of Zero Girls in Detention With New Program.

Eileen Grench

“There’s a hostility that’s often there. If you are deferential and submissive you get a little better treatment,” said Chapman. “But anytime you...

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August 12, 2020Juvenile Justice

INSIGHT: Handcuffs Over Homework—The Criminalization of Black Girls

Rebecca Epstein and Yasmin Vafa

Just as the killing of George Floyd and others provided the catalyst to open Americans’ eyes to systemic police violence against the Black...

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August 03, 2020Adultification Bias

50 Black Women Share What Living In America Feels Like In Three Words.

MadameNoire, Natalie Petit-Frere

In this same era, enslaved women could not testify against their masters when they raped them because they’d been deemed inherently promiscuous and therefore incapable of sexual assault –a stigma that still follows us today. Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality conducted a study on the “adultification” of Black girls in 2017, finding Black girls were perceived to be “less innocent, and more adult-like than white girls of the same age, especially in the age range of 5-14.” The study also revealed that adults believe Black girls require less protection, nurturing, and support than white girls and have more knowledge of sex.

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August 03, 2020Adultification Bias

Model Imaan Hammam speaks up about adultification of black girls.

The two-minute long video was created by the US’s Georgetown University Law Center for an initiative called “Gender Justice and Opportunity” that works...

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July 23, 2020Adultification Bias

The Racial Divide: Inequity in Education.


Even before classrooms were forced online by COVID-19, Moses says school was always a source of stress. She says her girls suffer at...

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July 21, 2020Adultification Bias

Society Has Trained Black and Latinx Girls to Only See Their Worth Through Their Bodies.

Jamé Jackson

A 2017 study, co-authored by Jamilia Blake, a professor from Texas A&M University, and Rebecca Epstein of the Center on Poverty and Inequality...

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July 17, 2020Restorative Justice Practices

More than Reduced Police Presence: Schools Must Commit to Implementing Restorative Justice.

Rebecca Epstein and Thalia Gonzalez

In this historic moment, cities across the nation are recognizing the damage caused by police presence in schools. From disproportionate action in response...

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July 17, 2020Restorative Justice Practices

Defunding School Police Doesn’t Go Far Enough.

Thalia González, Alexis Etow & Cesar De La Vega

It is increasingly clear to all Americans what Black communities have known for generations: Systemic racism not only persists throughout our institutions, laws,...

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