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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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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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