The results of the recent report Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Biasare shocking to say the least. In it, researchers found that Black girls—as young as 5—aren’t viewed as innocent as white girls. In this powerful podcast episode, your chief empowerment officer Jennifer Keitt talks with one of the authors of this explosive study. The goal: to empower Black women and others to find out solutions to the bias against Black girls and women.
Dr. Jamilia Blake is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Texas A & M University and a Senior Scholar at the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Initiative on Gender Justice and Opportunity. She co-authored the report.