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May 30, 2019Adultification Bias

‘They Are Totally Overlooked’: Young Black Girls Viewed as Less Innocent, Study Finds.

Darcel Rockett

If you were to write a letter to your childhood self, knowing everything you know now, what would it say? If you’re black...

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May 29, 2019Trauma & Mental Health

For Poor Young Women of Color, Failure Has A Whole Other Meaning.

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Girls who try to improve their situation by leaving the home they share with their abuser often find themselves arrested for running away or truancy, which a 2015 report by the White House Council on Women and Girls notes, “can be symptoms or outcomes of trauma and abuse. Once in the system, girls may be treated as offenders, rather than girls in need of support, perpetuating a vicious cycle that is increasingly known as the ‘sexual abuse to prison pipeline.’” The report also cites that these laws are more aggressively enforced towards young people of color.

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May 28, 2019Adultification Bias

Black Girls Feel the Impact of Adultification, Especially in School.

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Research has already shown that black girls are seen by adults as less childlike than white girls. This phenomenon, known as “adultification,” was first documented two years ago by researchers at Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality. Now, a followup study reveals that, not surprisingly, black girls and women sharply feel the impact of “adultification.” As one study participant put it, “[T]o society, we’re not innocent. And white girls are always innocent.”

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May 24, 2019Adultification Bias

Georgetown Study Shows Racism Erases Black Girls’ Childhoods Due To ‘Adultification’.

Rachel Herron

When Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality released a report in 2017 showing adults view Black girls as less childlike than white...

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May 23, 2019Adultification Bias

‘They are totally overlooked’: Young black girls viewed as less innocent, study finds. To that, I cry foul.

Darcel Rockett

If you were to write a letter to your childhood self, knowing everything you know now, what would it say? If you’re black...

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May 22, 2019Restorative Justice Practices

Patriarchy In Prison: Exploring The Challenges Facing Incarcerated Women.

Amanda Magnus & Frank Stasio

Rebecca Epstein shares her research into how the perception that black girls are more adult-like and less innocent than their white counterparts could...

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May 21, 2019Adultification Bias

Georgetown Law’s New Study Sheds Light on African American Women Affected by Adultification Bias.

After a 2017 Girlhood Interrupted study that revealed adults view black girls as more adult-like, Georgetown Law conducted a follow-up study that finds...

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May 19, 2019Adultification Bias

Adultification Bias: Study Shows Black Girls Are Treated More Harshly Than White Peers Of The Same Age.

Bossip Staff

Kudos to Jamilia J. Blake and Rebecca Epstein, who recently released their findings in a study on behalf of the Georgetown Law Center...

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May 17, 2019Adultification Bias

Research Confirms that Black Girls Feel the Sting of Adultification Bias Identified in Earlier Georgetown Law Study.

Janie Ginocchio

Nationally, black girls are suspended more than five times as often white girls, and black girls are 2.7 times more likely to be...

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May 17, 2019Adultification Bias

Entertainment News Black Girls Detail Harsh Consequences Of Being Seen As Older Than White Peers.

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A new report details the negative consequences suffered by black women and girls when people perceive them as older than their white peers....

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May 17, 2019Adultification Bias

A Childhood Erased: Black Girls and Women Discuss Harsher Punishments Due to “Adultification”.

WAMU

A new report reveals findings from focus groups that examined whether a 2017 study aligns with the real lives of black girls and...

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May 17, 2019Adultification Bias

Black Girls Detail Harsh Consequences Of Being Seen As Older Than White Peers.

Sarah Ruiz-Grossman

Choosing to focus specifically on black girls, the 2017 study found that adults saw black girls ages 5-19 as in need of less...

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May 16, 2019Adultification Bias

A Childhood Erased: Black Girls And Women Discuss Harsher Punishments Due To ‘Adultification’.

Sasha-Ann Simons

Research has already shown that adults view young black girls as older and less innocent than their white peers. Now, the Center on...

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May 16, 2019Adultification Bias

A new report shows how racism and bias deny black girls their childhoods.

P.R. Lockhart

It’s long been suspected that black girls are perceived as more adult-like and less innocent than white girls in school and other environments,...

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May 16, 2019Adultification Bias

What It’s Like to Be Labeled a Rude Black Girl.

Kimberly Lawson

“Kathleen got so frustrated with Kelly playing with me, so intensely angry, that she grabbed my arm and ran her nails down my...

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May 15, 2019Adultification Bias

Study: Black Girls Feel the Impact of ‘Adultification,’ Especially in School.

Tracy Clark-Flory

dultification,” was first documented two years ago by researchers at Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality. Now, a followup study reveals that,...

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