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June 28, 2020Adultification Bias

Why Society Should Stop Calling Black Women Strong.

Karly Ortiz

In a study by Georgetown Law, they found that adults see Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their White peers....

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June 17, 2020Adultification Bias

How to Keep the Stories of Black Women and Girls Alive Today and Every Day.

Dr. Joiselle Cunningham

Sexual abuse and fatal violence are only part of the many facets of the injustices Black women face. A 2017 report from Georgetown...

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June 15, 2020Adultification Bias

The Reckoning Will be Incomplete Without Black Women and Girls.

Tamara Winfrey-Harris

Why are Black women seen as more threatening, more masculine and less in need of help?” A 2017 study by the Georgetown Law...

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April 17, 2020Adultification Bias

Why Won’t Society Let Black Girls Be Children?

A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Jamilia Blake, Ph.D., a psychologist and associate professor at Texas A&M University who co-authored the 2019 report “Listening to Black Women and Girls:...

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March 19, 2020Adultification Bias

Do No Harm: Reflecting on a Legacy of Pain for Black Women and Girls in the United States.

Isiuwa Omoigui

As the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality reported in 2017, “compared to white girls of the same age (i.e. age range of five to 14), adults perceive that black girls need less protection, know more about adult topics, and know more about sex.” Yet they are seen as too childlike and promiscuous to exercise reproductive autonomy over their bodies.

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March 17, 2020Schools & Pushout

Making Schools Safe for Girls of Color.

Rebecca Beyer

This photograph features Dr. Monique W. Morris at the October screening of PUSHOUT, hosted by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality’s...

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February 18, 2020Schools & Pushout

Schools Get Graded on Racial Equity.

Carly Stern

Holding districts accountable and closing the racial achievement gap is the long game, but the first step is proving the problem’s scale. “People...

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February 11, 2020Adultification Bias

Why the approval of the JCPS Females of Color STEAM Academy brought me to tears.

Renee Murphy

In a 2017 research article from the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown Law, “Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls Childhood,”...

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February 06, 2020Adultification Bias

Let Black Girls Be Girls Podcast.

Jamilah Lemieux and Dan Kois

On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by poet, performer, and activist Staceyann Chin to field a question from a mom...

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December 10, 2019Adultification Bias

Why Sexual Assault Survivors Of Color Need Their Own Spaces To Heal.

Kelly Gonzalves

Research has found the “strong black woman” stereotypes can have significant consequences for black women’s mental health, including higher likelihood of depression and...

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November 25, 2019Adultification Bias

Protect Black Girls Before It’s Too Late.

Chinenye Onyeike

From a young age, adults hypersexualize and adultify black girls; they’re seen as more mature than their white counterparts and, because of this,...

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November 14, 2019Adultification Bias

When ‘Incorrigible’ Teen Girls Were Jailed.

Sheila O’Connor

Times have changed since the 1930s, and girls’ experiences in the criminal justice system have too. Yet echoes of my grandmother’s time remain....

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November 04, 2019Adultification Bias

Black students are punished more in school due to racism.

Jaclyn Ferguson

Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality released a study, Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, in 2017 about perceptions of...

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October 04, 2019Adultification Bias

The U.S. Has Been Silencing Black Girls’ Voices for Decades.

Jessica Feierman and Ashley C. Sawyer

Black girls make up just 16% of the female student population in the country, but account for more than one-third of all school-based...

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September 30, 2019Juvenile Justice

Remy Ma’s Comments On Antonio Brown Show That Conversations On Sexual Violence In Hip Hop Media Lack Range.

Natelegé Whaley

Research shows one obstacle women and girls who are incarcerated face is sexual assault. The sexual abuse to prison pipeline is real and...

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September 27, 2019Juvenile Justice

When officers bring danger, not safety, to school campuses.

Britney Brinkman

Teachers may misinterpret trauma-related behavior — struggles to focus in class, sleeping in class, being irritable — as being disrespectful. In addition, adults...

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