A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled “Let’s Be Honest, Schools Aren’t Safe Space for Black Girls” that further illuminated issues that some people were already aware about, but also generated a visceral response from people that thought the article was inaccurate, overly sensitive, over-exaggerated, and biased.
People wanted more proof.
Here’s more proof.
Check out the recently released article by Georgetown Law titled, “Black Girls Viewed As Less Innocent Than White Girls, Georgetown Law Research Finds.”
Below is an excerpt from the study’s’ findings:
“The new report reveals that adults think:
-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.
The study applied statistical analysis to a survey of 325 adults from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds and educational levels across the United States. Across the four age brackets examined, the most significant differences in adult perceptions were found in relation to girls in mid-childhood (ages 5-9) and early adolescence (10-14), continuing to a lesser degree in the 15 to 19-year-old group. No statistically significant differences were found in the 0-4 age group.”