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Even before classrooms were forced online by COVID-19, Moses says school was always a source of stress. She says her girls suffer at Wake County schools from what’s described as “adultification bias.” Researchers at Georgetown Law found adults view Black girls as more adult-like and less innocent than white girls. At school, adultification can lead to teachers or administrators to project negative stereotypes onto young Black woman as angry or aggressive; showing less empathy for them than their white peers.

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