Your Call: The criminalization of black girls in schools

Sep 26, 2016

On the September 26th edition of Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Dr. Monique Morris, author of 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:

Monique W. Morris, co-founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute, and 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