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Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias

five pictures of black women and girls. top center, left side, bottom left, and two in the bottom right
August 2022
JAMILIA J. BLAKE, PH.D. REBECCA EPSTEIN, J.D.

This report presents the results of our next stage of research. To supplement and enrich the quantitative data collected in our previous study, we conducted focus groups with Black women and girls across the country. Our goal was to measure participants’ responses to our adultification findings by asking them about their real-world observations and seeking their insights about solutions to overcome this bias, as well as directions for future research.

 

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