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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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September 26, 2019Adultification Bias

Raped, Then Thrown in Jail: A Teen’s ‘Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline’

Hannah Critchfield

As the co-author of a groundbreaking 2015 report on sexual trauma and juvenile justice, Epstein’s one of the country’s leading experts on...

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September 24, 2019Schools & Pushout

An education without oppression benefits everyone. Here’s what we can do

Shree Paradkar

What little acknowledgment exists, is still geared towards boys’ perspectives. What about Black girls and trans students who experience racism quite differently? …A...

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September 11, 2019Adultification Bias

Center on Poverty and Inequality Sponsors “Girlhood Interrupted” at National Museum

The Center on Poverty and Inequality commissioned painter Ashley Joi and photographer Sancha McBurnie to create original works to complement the report, pieces...

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September 01, 2019Adultification Bias

Q&A with Youth Activist Naomi Wadler

Lena Felton and Ross May

Wadler is also a youth adviser to the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, which in 2017 published a study showing that adults...

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August 16, 2019Trauma & Mental Health

Half of black girls report being sexually coerced. There are ways we can help protect them.

Crystal D. Carter

When you are devalued you are disposable. A study by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality shows that adults view black...

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August 12, 2019Adultification Bias

Attorney Carrie Goldberg’s Forthcoming Memoir, ‘Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls’

Carrie Goldberg

When it comes to faulty assumptions adults levy against black girls, there is perhaps no study more elucidating than Georgetown Law Center on...

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August 11, 2019Storytelling, Art, & Mindfulness

What It’s Like to Become the Voice of Your Generation—at Age 12

Susan Baer

took the stage and introduced herself with a nervous giggle. Then, in an instant,...

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August 07, 2019Trauma & Mental Health

Cyntoia Brown, Now Free From Prison, Says She Wants To Help Other Victims Of Abuse

Samantha Max

The rate of girls in the juvenile justice system is increasing, according to a 2015 report Vafa coauthored with researchers from the Georgetown...

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August 06, 2019Adultification Bias

Video on Adultification Bias

To the Contrary

On the latest episode of @ToTheContrary, Dr. Jamilia Blake and and Rebecca Epstein of the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality discuss...

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August 05, 2019Adultification Bias

I Don’t Want To Be The “Bad Black Child:” The Erasure Of Black Girlhood In Schools And Its Far-Reaching Impact

Jazmine Denise

“It’s really striking that in the context of childhood, which is the epitome of innocence, Black girls are not getting the benefits of...

The Full Article Can Be Found at MadameNoire

July 29, 2019Trauma & Mental Health

13 sex trafficking statistics that explain the enormity of the global sex trade

Cara Kelly

In recent years, a pipeline from the foster care system to trafficking has gained attention. A report from the Human Rights Project for...

The Full Article Can Be Found at USA Today