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Schools ‘Criminalize’ Black Girls, Jeopardizing Their Future Success

by | Jul 06, 2019 | Adultification Bias

As recent as last week, a report was issued by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality that details stunning statistics and first-hand accounts of how American society and our education...

Schools ‘criminalize’ Black girls, jeopardizing their future success

by | Jun 26, 2019 | Adultification Bias

Adultification of Black girls starts early, says Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37). “It can actually start with pre-school,” she told Our Weekly. “Can you believe it?” Rep. Bass, chair of the Congressional...

Black Girls Feel the Impact of Adultification, Especially in School

by | May 28, 2019 | Adultification Bias

Apple Podcasts 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...

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

by | May 15, 2019 | Adultification Bias

dultification,” 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 school-to-prison pipeline is getting worse for black and brown girls

by | Mar 15, 2019 | Juvenile Justice

The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative found that in 1992, black girls comprised 29% of all girls with juvenile court cases; in 2002, the number was 30%; and by 2009, it was...

How Should Schools Respond to Discipline Disparities Affecting Black Girls?

by | Feb 21, 2019 | Adultification Bias

Scholars have consistently, insistently, and persistently demonstrated how the intersection of race and gender negatively affect black girls’ schooling experiences. Recently, researchers at Georgetown University’s law school found that adults view...

Women and Girls of Color Need Justice Too

by | Jan 14, 2019 | Juvenile Justice

A growing number of individuals have expressed support for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ harmful Title IX proposed rules on sexual harassment, including sexual assault, in schools by pitting the...

Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school — and how to change that

by | Nov 01, 2018 | Adultification Bias

Around the world, black girls are being pushed out of schools because of policies that target them for punishment, says author and social justice scholar Monique W. Morris. The result: countless...

Naomi Wadler Delivers Remarks

by | May 15, 2018 | Adultification Bias

I stand here today for every black girl. For the girls in this city who are 30 times more likely to get arrested than all other white children combined. I stand...

How Teachers And Schools Can Help When Bad Stuff Happens

by | Oct 05, 2017 | Schools & Pushout

Two Georgetown University pilot studies found that girls and young women who did yoga reported better self-esteem and developed skills that they could use in...