Your Call: Black girls criminalized and dehumanized in our nation's schools

Apr 20, 2016

On the April 21st edition of Your Call, Dr. Monique W. Morris joins us to discuss her new book “Pushout, the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.” 

Morris writes, “Black girls are 16 percent of the female student population, but nearly one-third of all girls referred to law enforcement and more than one-third of all female school-based arrests.” How are punitive disciplinary responses disproportionately affecting Black girls? How can we reduce practices that criminalize Black girls? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

Dr. Monique W. Morris, author of “Pushout, the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” 

Web Resources:

Monique W. Morris

National Black Women's Justice Institute  

The Advancement Project

National Women's Law Center 

African American Policy Forum