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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 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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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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