New Doc Exposes Unfair Treatment Of African-American Girls In U.S. Schools

A new documentary, PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools , debuting on PBS March 16, exposes the alarming numbers of African-American girls facing unfair and inequitable treatment in schools across the country and outlines initiatives to help them cope and heal. UNITED STATES – DECEMBER 5: From left, Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Bonnie Watson Coleman, … [+] PUSHOUT is based on two books by Dr. Monique W. Morris, social justice scholar and founder and president of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI), PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools and Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues. The documentary exposes a new trend: African-American girls are the fastest-growing population in the juvenile justice system and the only group of girls disproportionately experiencing harsh discipline at every educational level. It features heart-wrenching stories from girls ages seven to 19 from across the country as they narrate the […]

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