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Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

“Black girls are also directly impacted by criminalizing policies and practices that render them vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, dehumanization, and, under the worst circumstances, death”

– Monique W. Morris, author of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

BLACK GIRLS IN HIGH SCHOOL ARE*

more likely than their white girls to be suspended.

more likely to receive 1 or more in-school suspensions than white female students.

more likely to be restrained than white female students.

more likely to receive corporal punishment than white female students.

more likely to be arrested than white females.

more likely to be referred to law enforcement than white females.

*SOURCE: Discipline Data for Girls in US Public Schools, Department of Education office for Civil Rights, 2018