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be gentle with black girls: Addressing Adultification Bias and Protecting Black Childhood

Birmingham Public Library 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL

Adultification bias is a form of racial prejudice where children of minority groups, typically black children, are treated by adults as being more mature than they actually are, causing their childish behavior to be viewed with malicious intent and ignoring the child's needs. Tania De'Shawn's new collection of poetry, be gentle with black girls, is inspired by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty & Inequality's 2017 study on adultification bias and addresses black femininity, body image, and the fragility of black girlhood through this lens. Join the Birmingham Public Library for a live poetry reading from the author, followed byContinue Reading ...

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