https://i1.wp.com/genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/14658405940_c4211cecb2_o.jpg?fit=4928%2C3264 3264 4928 Debra Fitzpatrick http://genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/gendereport.png Debra Fitzpatrick2017-08-09 15:27:112017-08-10 13:08:37Aging in the Eyes of Others: Black Girls Aren't Given A Chance to Be Girls, with Painful Consequences
n a daily basis Black girls experience the world differently than their peers. Data show that from the schoolyard to the classroom, to the streets and into the juvenile justice system, adults treat Black girls differently than their white peers. Black girls are vulnerable not only to stereotypes, biases, and perceptions based on their race, but as importantly, based on their gender. Recognizing the significant impact that adult perceptions can have on children, researchers at the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality set out to examine for the first time whether adults view Black girls as possessing qualities that render them more like adults—and less innocent—than their white peers.