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

Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and InequalityThe Center’s Initiative on Gender Justice and Opportunity

This study's 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. To that end, it asked participants whether the results of the original study align with their lived experiences and whether they believe the findings presented in the previous Girlhood Interrupted report would contribute to meaningful change.

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