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How Schools Criminalize African American Girls

How Schools Criminalize African American Girls

Monique W. Morris, writer and co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, investigated why despite the fact that African American girls are 16% of all female students in American schools, they make up more than one-third of all girls with a school-related arrest. In Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools she examines why these girls and teenagers are often the target of harassment and judgment in schools - from teachers, administrators, the criminal justice system and their fellow students.