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.


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