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Black girls need protection too

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In case you missed it, the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality recently published a study uncovering devastating findings about how adults perceive black girls. Some of the findings include: 

-Black girls seem older than white girls of the same age.

-Black girls need less nurturing than white girls.

-Black girls need less protection than white girls.

-Black girls need to be supported less than white girls.

-Black girls need to be comforted less than white girls.

-Black girls are more independent than white girls.

-Black girls know more about adult topics than white girls.

-Black girls know more about sex than white girls.

These heartbreaking ideas are deeply embedded in the minds of our community leaders from classrooms to the courtroom which impact how black girls are taught, policed, and punished. Therefore, we are challenging leaders in our community, across various fields to reflect on the way they view girls of every shade and how those ideas impact the policies they support. 

Call to Action: We also encourage you to share this report and the associated video with people in your network and challenge yourself to confront the painful reality revealed in the study. You have been gifted a pack of daisy seeds we would like you to plant as a reminder of the innocence and purity of little girls every where, in every shade. 

Study: Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls Childhood

Video: Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls Childhood



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