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October 11, 2021Adultification Bias

‘Reclaiming Girlhood’: Hattiesburg teen opens doors with win at national spoken-word event

Lici Beveridge

Now a junior, Green said she wrote “Reclaiming Girlhood” to draw attention to the “adultification” of Black girls — the treatment of young...

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October 11, 2021Restorative Justice Practices

In R. Kelly verdict, Black women see long-overdue justice

Deepti Hajela

For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly...

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October 07, 2021Restorative Justice Practices

Un hito racial para el MeToo: las activistas negras que acabaron con décadas de impunidad de la estrella del ‘soul’ R. Kelly

Iker Seisdedos

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August 10, 2021Schools & Pushout

School Police Reform: A Public Health Imperative

Thalia González

Article by Thalia González published in the SMU Law Review Forum.

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June 16, 2021Schools & Pushout

Race, School Policing, and Public Health

Thalia González

Report by Thalia González published in Stanford Law Review

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May 11, 2021Adultification Bias

Segment aired on WPFW FM (DC) on the adultification of Black girls, May 2021

Segment aired on WPFW FM (DC) on the adultification of Black girls, May 2021

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April 26, 2021Uncategorized

How The Adultification Bias Contributes To Black Trauma

Janice Gassam Asare

“Examining patterns of police treatment towards Black youth highlights a prominent issue: the adultification bias, which is the phenomenon where adults perceive Black...

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April 26, 2021Adultification Bias

‘It’s More Than Just Tragic’: Ma’Khia Bryant and the Burden of Black Girlhood

Alisha Haridasani Gupta

“Because of layers of gendered racism, adults tend to view Black girls as more threatening, more aggressive, more mature and less innocent than...

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April 08, 2021Restorative Justice Practices

New Journal Publication: The State of Restorative Justice in American Criminal Law

Thalia González

“The State of Restorative Justice in American Criminal Law,” recently published by Senior Scholar Thalia González, analyzes restorative justice infrastructure across the country. ...

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March 03, 2021Schools & Pushout

Black Herstory Month with Michelle Love-Day and Cierra Kaler-Jones

Did you miss our webinar on Black Herstory Month with Michelle Love-Day and Cierra Kaler-Jones? Check out the recording of this informative, inspiring...

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November 09, 2020Adultification Bias

Analysis: In Schools, Black Girls Confront Both Racial and Gender Bias. What the Research Shows, and What’s Being Done to Stop It

Brooke LePage

As a result, Black girls are often either suspended for violating dress code policies or pulled out of the classroom to change their...

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November 06, 2020Adultification Bias

Racism, Implicit Biases Negatively Impact Credibility of Domestic Violence Survivors

Tuozhi Lorna Zhen

My colleagues at New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), where I am a supervising attorney in the Domestic Violence Law Unit, and I...

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October 21, 2020Adultification Bias

MOSES: Oversexualization of Black girls, women must stop

Hope Moses

The views that Black women are innately promiscuous and sexually predatory is exactly why Black girls do not have never had the liberty...

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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,...

Read the Full Lesson in The New York Times

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 21, 2020Juvenile Justice

INSIGHT: Handcuffs Over Homework—The Criminalization of Black Girls

Rebecca Epstein & 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...

Read the Op-Ed at Bloomberg Law