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Society Has Trained Black and Latinx Girls to Only See Their Worth Through Their Bodies

by | Jul 21, 2020 | Adultification Bias

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 at Georgetown University Law Center, found that Black...

More than Reduced Police Presence: Schools Must Commit to Implementing Restorative Justice.

by | Jul 17, 2020 | Restorative Justice Practices

In this historic moment, cities across the nation are recognizing the damage caused by police presence in schools. From disproportionate action in response to small offenses, to police involvement in tantrums...

Defunding School Police Doesn’t Go Far Enough.

by | Jul 17, 2020 | Restorative Justice Practices

It is increasingly clear to all Americans what Black communities have known for generations: Systemic racism not only persists throughout our institutions, laws, and policies, but it negatively impacts physical, psychological,...

Why Society Should Stop Calling Black Women Strong.

by | Jun 28, 2020 | Adultification Bias

In a study by Georgetown Law, they found that adults see Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their White peers. It is not a privilege that Black girls...

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

by | Jun 17, 2020 | Adultification Bias

Sexual abuse and fatal violence are only part of the many facets of the injustices Black women face. A 2017 report from Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality found that...

The Reckoning Will be Incomplete Without Black Women and Girls

by | Jun 15, 2020 | Adultification Bias

Why are Black women seen as more threatening, more masculine and less in need of help?” A 2017 study by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality found that adults,...

Why Won’t Society Let Black Girls Be Children?

by | Apr 17, 2020 | Adultification Bias

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: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias” and its precursor,...

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

by | Mar 19, 2020 | Adultification Bias

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...

Making Schools Safe for Girls of Color

by | Mar 17, 2020 | Schools & Pushout

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

Schools Get Graded on Racial Equity

by | Feb 18, 2020 | Schools & Pushout

Holding districts accountable and closing the racial achievement gap is the long game, but the first step is proving the problem’s scale. “People want to hear about the evidence,” says Rebecca...