It found that adults believe black girls ages need less nurturing, protection, support and comfort than white girls of the same age, and that black girls are more independent, know more about adult topics, and know more about sex than white girls. The new report, Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias , reveals findings from focus groups that examined whether the original study aligns with the real lives of black girls and women, and what should be done to address adultification bias. The study draws on interviews with black girls and women ages 12 to plus in towns and cities of various sizes across the United States. The report and a new animated video see below on adultification bias share a sampling of quotes from focus group participants across the various findings. Nationally, black girls are suspended more than five times as often white girls, and black girls are 2. To continue to demonstrate the widespread impact of adultification bias on black girls and to build the case for effective interventions, the Center is asking black women and girls to share their stories at their new storytelling portal, EndAdultificationBias.
Earl Carl Inititute's Black Girls' Inititiave
A new report shows how racism and bias deny black girls their childhoods - Vox
On May 25, George Floyd died, calling for his mother and gasping for breath. The agonizing moments were captured on camera and shared with the world. When black husbands, fathers, sons, and neighbors fall victim to law enforcement, often black wives, daughters, mothers, and girlfriends pick up the pieces. Sometimes the weight is too much to bear. Even though there is now a nationwide outcry against systemic racism and its by-products—the over-policing, incarceration, brutalization, and murder of black people—the discussion and activism almost always center men and boys.
The Reckoning Will Be Incomplete Without Black Women and Girls
From the first African American female lawyer to the most admired woman in the world, black women have an incredible legacy in the legal profession. Here, we pay homage to just a few of them, including some of the earliest women lawyers in the country, period. Two of which also happen to be graduates of our school! Charlotte E.
This story was originally published on Jan. It started when my preschool teacher labeled me as manipulative and intentionally disruptive. She even tried to film me to prove to my mother I was a problem — she never got that footage, and accused me of pretending to behave at the sight of the camera. Although I was only 3 years old, she was convinced that my insistent hand raising and refusal to sit still were signs that I was malicious instead of simply understimulated. In a world where falling in line was more important than shining, my strengths were a threat.