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“What is it about her situation that they couldn’t approach the child as a child, with some humanity, dignity and some measure of grace?” I spoke to moms of color about Ma'Khia Bryant, the police, and the childhood they want for their kids: thelily.com/after-makhia-bry…
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"Adultification bias" is a form of discrimination that uniquely plagues Black girls, leading them to be perceived by adults as less innocent and more adult-like than their White peers. Via @thelilynews @JulianneMcShane bit.ly/3auqUek
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Why does it matter that we call Ma'Khia Bryant a girl rather than a woman? Bc she was 16 — a child — & Black girls are routinely 'adultified,' or perceived as older & less innocent than they are, leading to harsher treatment. My latest @thelilynews: thelily.com/the-columbus-may…
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If you've never heard the term "adultification bias," start here. Crucial to understanding how to talk about the fatal shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old girl. By @JulianneMcShane for @thelilynews: thelily.com/the-columbus-may…
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The verdict was a culmination of a case that’d prompted a national reckoning over police violence and racial justice — and drove millions of people to protest. thelily.com/tears-and-tight-…
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In Mary Ellen Mark's photos of girls, their struggles are descriptive, not deterministic. “Laurie in the Bathtub,” for instance, is just a girl bathing. It’s not until you read the description that the context becomes clear: She's in a mental institution washingtonpost.com/goingoutg…
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NEW from me for @thelilynews: A police officer killed Ma’Khia Bryant, a teenage Black girl, just 20 mins before the Chauvin verdict. The local mayor called her a "young woman" Experts see it as an example of the 'adultification bias' facing Black girls thelily.com/the-columbus-may…
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