Pushout: The criminalization of black girls in schools
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Just 16 percent of female students in America’s schools are black—yet they make up more than a third of all girls with a school-related arrest. In her powerful book Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Monique W. Morris exposes a world of confined potential and explores the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures.
On November 14, Pushout author Monique W. Morris joined Douglas Wood, program officer for Youth Opportunity and Learning at the Ford Foundation, for a conversation on what’s driving the criminalization and dehumanization of black girls in America, and what it will take to create change.