The National Women’s Law Center has created the 'Let Her Learn' campaign to raise awareness of schools unfairly pushing out Black girls. Access the tool kit and resources here!
February 9, 2018
Because of entrenched systemic barriers, students in low-income communities too often lack access to the educational opportunity that opens doors to economic prosperity and allows them to build the future of their choosing. This unequal opportunity disproportionately impacts Black communities. This Black History Month, the National Women’s Law Center has created the 'Let Her Learn' campaign to raise awareness of schools unfairly pushing out Black girls. Their analysis found that Black girls are suspended for minor matters like “having an attitude” or “talking back.” These so-called violations are often informed by stereotypes and bias. The result? More frequent and harsher punishment for Black girls. Use this tool kit to determine if you local school is treating girls of color fairly: Download the full toolkit (PDF) here, and find out how you can share it with school leaders. The full suite of resources is available here.