Listening to Black Girls in Delaware
A University of Delaware researcher is surveying the experiences of Black girls in Delaware to better understand their lives and help community advocates develop targeted interventions to reduce disparities and help them succeed.
Historically, Barnes said, research has not focused on Black girls and their lives. A 2017 report by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality found that Black girls are viewed as less innocent than white peers and more likely to be seen as older than their age by adults. Other research has shown that Black girls are more severely punished in school in comparison with their peers.