A Battle for the Souls of Black Girls

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A Battle for the Souls of Black Girls

October 1, 2020 | by Erica L. Green, Mark Walker, Eliza ShapiroThe New York Times

In recent years, Black boys have received most of the attention surrounding disproportionate school discipline. But after several stories about the harsh treatment of Black girls in schools made national news, attention is turning toward them and the seemingly different expectations of their behavior compared to other students. According to one study, teachers view Black girls as more suspicious, mature, and aggressive than their White peers. Black girls interviewed for The New York Times article said they were punished more frequently, for example, for violating dress codes than their White female classmates. Read the full article here. To learn more about NCCD’s work that is focused on girls, click here.